New Delhi: The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) has commenced a special safety audit for all Indian airlines after around two weeks of the ill-fated plane crash in Kerala’s Kozhikode.
“It will be a complete FOQA (Flight Operations Quality Assurance) audit,” said a senior official of DGCA.
The FOQA is obtaining and analysing all kinds of data from Indian flight operators to improve efficiency and safety of all flight operations in the country.
“All Indian airlines will undergo the special safety audit that has begun. In the first phase, we are auditing SpiceJet and Air India,” the DGCA official added.
According to latest reports, the DGCA has already started a special safety audit of all airports in India that receive heavy rain during the monsoon.
The announcement of special safety audit of Indian airports was made by DGCA after the recent airline crash at Kozhikode airport.
On 7th August 2020, a repatriation flight of Air India Express with 190 people onboard overshot the runway and crashed at Kozhikode airport amid heavy rain, killing 18 people including both the pilots.