Air India’s less aggressive approach to the details may reflect a lackadaisical attitude by the IDGCA, and suggests the conditional Category I status should be reopened.
DGCA of India
The ICAO Universal Safety Oversight Audit Program auditors are coming to India in March, 2017. They were last there in 2012 when it was determined that the DGCA qualified as one of the thirteen worst Civil Aviation Authorities around the world.
International aviation safety audits are most delicate. The basic notion that one sovereign may review the aviation safety organization of another sovereign strains the basic tenet of international law—comity among nations. The US’ review by…