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DGCA will increase monitoring of flight training organizations, circular issued


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Published: Wednesday, November 23, 2022, 21:57 [IST]

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The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) has issued a circular to enhance the monitoring of flying training organizations. In a bid to improve training and monitoring of Flying Training Organizations in India, the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) on Wednesday issued a circular related to the installation of CCTVs and other equipment for the purpose of surveillance.


Audit rule with reference to CAR

The DGCA circular states that flying training organizations operate from various controlled and uncontrolled airspace. DGCA inspects/monitors/audits flying training organizations in terms of the number of aircraft to be flown during training and airspace requirement, etc., as per the Civil Aviation Requirement (CAR).

DGCA will increase surveillance with the help of cameras

The circular issued by DCGA regarding enhanced monitoring aims at additional monitoring of DGCA on flying training and ground training activities of Flying Training Organization (FTO) to improve safety of operations and quality of training. This will also facilitate the trainers to analyze the performance of the trainee pilots and get them checked by the DGCA. The circular further states that cameras will be installed for the purpose of surveillance.

Instructions for installing high resolution cameras

All FTOs will install high resolution cameras in the FTO premises to ensure proper visibility of flight training activities. The cameras will be placed in such a way that the apron areas, hangars, taxiways and runways, classroom examination rooms and places where Where aircraft are authorized in the flight authorization register, there should be adequate coverage of that area.

Install cameras in 90 days, live feed will be shown

As per the instructions, the cameras should be installed and commissioned within 90 days from the date of issue of the circular. Student Pilot License (SPL) and Flight Radio Telephony Operators License (FRTOL) (R) examination will be under camera surveillance. The live feed will be shown to Directorate of Flying Training (DFT) of DGCA. Its information will be given three days in advance.

Monitoring from the day of issue of circular

Regarding monitoring flight data in aircraft, the DGCA Circular states that many aircraft available for flight training are equipped with glass cockpits (Garmin G1000/G3X etc.). It has provision to record flight data. In aircraft equipped with ADS(B), the path followed by the aircraft can also be monitored. This provides an opportunity to enhance training, improve training quality and objective monitoring. The FTO shall ensure that the monitoring, analysis and maintenance of data with the help of ADS(B) by glass cockpit equipped aircraft or ADS(B) is carried out from the date of issue of this circular.

Pilot’s route will be monitored

For aircraft that do not have the option of glass cockpit or ADS(B), 90 days have been given for recording and monitoring data of such aircraft. FTOs will develop a method, within 90 days, to verify that the flight path taken by trainee pilots and instructors is in accordance with the flight authorization.

The FTO shall install/carry equipment that automatically records at least the following parameters;

  • Engine start/stop time – as much as possible

  • flight path followed

  • Aircraft altitude and speed at all times

Where to watch surveillance video

To serve the purpose of surveillance, the FTO will ensure that surveillance cameras are not damaged during flight activities. The camera feed should be displayed in the CFI, Deputy CFI and Flying Instructor rooms. The FTO shall ensure that the cameras in the glass cockpit, ADS (B) or any other surveillance equipment are operational even during the recording of flight activities.

Will keep the recording for at least six months

In case the cameras/ADS(B) or any other surveillance equipment is not working, the FTO shall immediately inform the DFT through email. Action should be taken to rectify the problem within 15 days. The Safety Manager of the Certified Flight Instructor (CFI) or Deputy CFI, FTO shall preserve camera recordings for at least 30 days and all instrument flight data for at least six months.

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DGCA issues circular to increase monitoring of Flying Training Organizations.

Story first published: Wednesday, November 23, 2022, 21:57 [IST]

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