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Indian Aircraft Act amended, aiming at aviation safety
11 September 2007

In India a Bill was passed which contains amendments aimed at ensuring that the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) performs the safety oversight functions effectively. Also the amendments are directed at raising the compliance level by enhancing the quantum of penalties. It also enables the Government to make rules on certification, inspection and regulation of the Communication, Navigation and Surveillance/Air Traffic Management (CNS/ATM) facilities and safeguarding civil aviation against acts of unlawful interference.
Further, the amendment proposed to include the term `incident` along with the term `accident`, in order to cover both the concepts in the Act in accordance with international practice. (The Indian Express)