India upgrades DGCA status to Category – I

North Gazette News/New Delhi
Indian government on Wednesday announced that DGCA (Directorate General of Civil Aviation) status has been upgraded to Category-I.

A spokesperson of Indian government said that Secretary, US Department of Transportation Anthony Foxx informed the Minister of Civil Aviation P Ashok Gajapathi Raju that Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has upgraded DGCA status to Category – I.

He was leading a high level US delegation for a meeting with Civil Aviation Minister and key officers of the Ministry here today.

This meeting succeeded the series of meetings held by US President Barack Obama and the Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

On the occasion, a presentation was made on the growth of civil aviation sector in India to identify areas in which partnership, technical cooperation and “Make in India” can be developed.

During the meeting, opportunities of collaboration in development of infrastructure, air safety, aviation security, skill development, MROs, National Aviation University and manufacture of aircrafts were discussed. Two sides agreed to develop a productive relationship by establishing a Joint Working Group between the two countries.

The US delegation included Susan Kurland, Assistant Secretary for Aviation and International Affairs and Leocadia Zak, Director US Trade and Development Agency (USTDA).