The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) has issued guidelines to airports across the country on Saturday. The purpose of these guidelines is to control the incidents of collisions with flying birds and other animals.
The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) has issued guidelines to airports across the country on Saturday.
Aviation regulator Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) on Saturday issued guidelines to airports across the country. The purpose of these guidelines is to control the incidents of collisions with flying birds and other animals. Recently, many such incidents have come to the fore.
In the instructions issued by the DGCA, besides carrying out daily patrolling, the pilots have to be informed about the presence of any bird. In the past few weeks, there have been several incidents of flight and bird collisions.
Here are the new guidelines
Under the new guidelines, airports will have to do a wildlife risk assessment. And it has to be ranked according to the risk in front of the aircraft. Apart from this, it is necessary for airports to have a process to monitor and record data of wildlife movement.
Along with this, there should also be a process for the airports to notify the pilots if there is any wildlife activity in the airport and its immediate area. It has also been said in the new rules that routine patrolling will also be an important part of this program. Patrolling will have to be done in a random pattern instead of the regular route, so that animals or birds do not get to know or get used to the timing of patrolling.
Aerodome operators will also have to forward monthly action reports on the implementation of the Wildlife Hazard Management Program. They will have to provide wildlife strike data by every 7th of every month.
On 4 August, GoFirst’s maiden flight to Chandigarh returned to Ahmedabad after it collided with a bird. Subsequently, on June 19, a SpiceJet flight to Delhi, carrying 185 passengers, caught fire in its engine. Shortly after taking off from Patna airport, it caught fire. And he had to make an emergency landing. The fault in the engine came due to the collision with the bird.
Let us tell you that in July, taking an important decision, the DGCA had banned 50 percent of SpiceJet flights for eight weeks. The DGCA had on July 6 issued a show-cause notice to SpiceJet after at least eight incidents of technical snag in its aircraft since June 19. During this period, DGCA will keep additional surveillance on SpiceJet aircraft.