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Ms M Sathiyavathy Upgraded To The Post Of DGCA

[New Delhi]Ms M Sathiyavathy Upgraded To The Post Of DGCA .M Sathiyavathy And 17 Other Officers Upgraded
The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet has approved 18 appointments w.e.f. 31.08.2015 by temporarily upgrading the posts held by these officers
Ms M. Sathiyavathy, IAS (UT:1982) as Director General of Civil Aviation, in the rank and pay of Secretary

Alas! India’s Aviation Industry Still Not Matured So Regulator Bound To Play facilitator’s Role

[New Delhi]Alas! India’s Aviation Industry Still Not Matured So Regulator Is Bound To Play facilitator’s Role:DGCA
Dubbing the country’s civil aviation industry as “not mature enough” at this point of time, the DGCA today sternly shot down the suggestion of some airlines that the compliance of regulations should be handed over to the carriers.
Noting that there were problems in the sector and not just for the airlines, the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) chief M Sathiyavathy said the regulator would also play the role of facilitator.
She said “The (domestic aviation) industry is not so mature…It will be premature to hand over all compliance (related matters) to the industry and leaving the DGCA to focus just on oversight,”
During an aviation conference here today, some airlines had indicated that sector was over regulated and sought the compliance of regulations to be left with the carriers and the DGCA should adhere to oversight.
Vistara CEO Phee Teik Yeoh, during a panel discussion, said cost as well as ease of doing business were the key challenges faced by the carriers operating in India.
He Said “Cost of doing business is already weighing down (carriers) even before they start competing,”
In an apparent reference to regulatory hurdles in India, he said, some friends have been asking him whether he lost hair after coming here.
At her witty best, Sathiyavathy responded to his remarks saying he might have lost his hair in Singapore but not in India.
Vistara, a full service carrier to enter the Indian aviation space recently, is a joint venture of Singapore Airlines and Tatas.

Down Graded Indian Aviation’s Regulator DGCA Now To Watch Health Of Pilots

[New Delhi]I)Down Graded Indian Aviation Regulator DGCA Now To Watch Health Of Pilots
DGCA has set a committee to look into the norms for checking pilots’ health in the wake of the recent German wings plane crash.
“There is a committee which is looking into it (the norms for assessing pilots health),” Director General of Civil Aviation M Sathiyavathy told reporters.She, however, refused to elaborate more on the issue.
“I cannot comment further,” Sathiyavathy said.The move by Directorate General of Civil Aviation comes in the wake of the recent Germanwings airline plane crash in the Alps in which it is alleged that a mentally disturbed co-pilot crashed the plane killing all 150 people onboard.
As of now, nine domestic airlines, which employ over 3,000 pilots, carry out such tests on their pilots at the point of induction but there are no subsequent appraisals of their mental state. They, however, undergo physical fitness tests every six months.
Sathiyavathy also said that the DGCA is also recertifying all flying schools and non-scheduled operators, following the restoration of India’s aviation safety rating back to the top category by the US aviation watchdog Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) early this month.
The FAA had downgraded India from Category I to Category II last January.
“For re-certification, we took up Air India and Jet Airways on a priority basis as they fly to the United States.
Then we took up Vistara, Air Pegasus and Air Costa (the two regional carriers operating out of the southern region). Other scheduled airlines are being taken up now,” DGCA said.
The re-certifcation implies that the aviation regulator is satisfied that the airlines meet all the prescribed safety and security norms.She was speaking on the sidelines of a function jointly organised by the Ministry of Civil Aviation and the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce
The function was organised to announce the dates for the 5th edition of the India Aviation international conference- exhibition in Hyderabad from March 16 next year. .