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India Jumps To 48th Rank In Aviation Safety

A formal announcement of the result is expected soon

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The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) officials said on Saturday that according to the safety ranking of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO)-- India has jumped to the 48th position marking its highest spot ever.

The country was at 102nd rank four years ago.

India's score in matters of elective implementation of important safety elements has improved to 85.49 per cent, whereas China stood at the rank of 49, Israel at 50, and Turkey at 54. 

The country scored 69.95 per cent in the Universal Safety Oversight Audit Programme held in 2018.

DGCA Director Arun Kumar said that maintaining this new status is a challenge and we assure all our stakeholders that DGCA will leave no stone unturned for the further improvement of the ranking. 

A formal announcement of the result is expected soon. 

Kumar further said that the higher rank means that the country has improved its air safety procedures. This will enhance the ways for Indian travelers to expand faster in overseas markets as permissions are now easier to get. 

The United Nations agency executed the audit from 9 November to 16 November. The audit process included legislation, organisation, personal licensing, operations, airworthiness, and aerodrome. 

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