Category-I status for DGCA
Secretary, US Department of Transportation, Anthony Foxx, has informed Minister of Civil Aviation, P. Ashok Gajapathi Raju, that Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has conveyed that Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) has been upgraded to Category-I status. He was leading a high level US delegation for a meeting with the Civil Aviation Minister and key officers of the Ministry. This meeting succeeded a series of meetings between US President Barack Obama and 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 aircraft were discussed. The two sides agreed to develop a productive relationship by establishing a Joint Working Group between the two countries.