US to fund safety measures in India

Dino D'Amore
By Dino D'Amore February 15, 2016 21:01

US to fund safety measures in India

The Indian aviation regulator, the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA), has entered into a grant agreement with the United States Technical Development Agency (USTDA) to support India aviation safety technical assistance phase II.

“USTDA will be partially funding the assistance to the tune of $808,327 and contractor ‘The Wicks Group’ (TWG) will share the cost of assistance at $75,000. Government of India’s contribution is for an amount of $446, 866,” the Indian ministry has confirmed.

The USTDA’s assistance was required after the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) raised certain safety concerns about Indian aviation in its 2012 audit.

Phase II of the current project is aimed at sustaining efforts undertaken during 2014 for restoration of IASA category I status and bringing in more systemic improvements in the area of operation, airworthiness and licensing. It will include components on general aviation and business aviation.

Dino D'Amore
By Dino D'Amore February 15, 2016 21:01