The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) has initiated the process of recertifying all airlines in the country to ensure full compliance with international norms.
While the regulator recertified the two airlines Air India and Jet Airways operating to the US, ahead of an audit by USA’s Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) in December last year, recertification process has now started for IndiGo, SpiceJet, GoAir and AirAsia, reports Indian Express.
A senior official with the DGCA said, “Vistara and Air Pegasus have received their Air Operator’s Permit (AOP) as per the new guidelines laid down in CAP 3100 certification process. All other airlines will now have to go through the recertification process. It will ensure that the airlines have all the documents in place according to current global standards.” He clarified this process will not hamper the operations of these airlines.
The official said that the airlines will have to submit all manuals required and have to conduct validation flights to prove that they have all systems in place. The recertification or issue of fresh AOPs, under the new CAP 3100 norms that came into effect only in 2012, will be completed in the next three to four months.