Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA, India)

Government Body
Country/Territory: India


India's Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) is the country's civil aviation regulator. Its vision is to “endeavour to promote safe and efficient Air Transportation through regulation and proactive safety oversight system.

Its roles are, among other things, the registration of civil aircraft, formulation of standards of airworthiness for civil aircraft registered in India and granting of certificates of airworthiness, licensing of pilots, aircraft maintenance engineers, flight engineers and air traffic controllers, certification of aerodromes and CNS/ATM facilities, granting of Air Operator’s Certificates to Indian carriers and regulation of air transport services operating to/from/within/over India by Indian and foreign operators, including clearance of scheduled and non-scheduled flights of such operators, conducting investigation into accidents/incidents and more.

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