The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has called for adoption of enhanced safety and security measures by the Indian aviation industry. IATA director general and CEO, Tony Tyler, also recently proposed “a series of projects to enhance the safety, security and efficiency of Indian aviation”.
IATA’s Operational Safety Audit (IOSA) is a global standard aimed at improving aviation safety. India is planning to evolve its current premier aviation body, Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) into a Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) in compliance with global standards.
Tyler welcomed the establishment of the CAA and called for the incorporation of 900+ IOSA standards into India’s safety oversight framework for airlines.
We may tend to forget that every country adopts its own aviation standards – not all airlines are subject to the strict safety and security compliance requirements adopted by the US.