Airports Authority of India (AAI) has commenced Aviation Safety Awareness Week 2020. The week-long celebration from November 23-27 is being observed at all airports and air navigation service (ANS) locations managed by AAI across the country.
Once the proposed Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) is constituted, one of the first things it is to do is to recruit people at market rates for use in regulatory purposes. Director General of Civil Aviation Arun Mishra said the CAA should begin functioning towards the latter half of the year with initial support from the Finance Ministry and thereafter through fees collected from airlines operators that is currently deposited into the Consolidated Fund of India.
The Union government is likely to place a new legislation in the ongoing session of Parliament that will replace the Director General of Civil Aviation (DGCA), the present regulator, with a new autonomous regulatory body. Civil Aviation Minister Ajit Singh said the Cabinet note on the creation of the new regulatory body Â— the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) Â— was being prepared.