Attention of all concerned is invited to an Order dated 16th Nov., 1990 which is reproduced below for information, guidance and compliance.
Dated 21st Nov., 1990
DIRECTOR GENERAL OF CIVIL AVIATION
GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
OFFICE OF THE DIRECTOR GENERAL OF CIVIL AVIATION
Dated, New Delhi, the 16th Nov., 1990
O R D E R
In exercise of the powers conferred by Section 5A of the Aircraft Act, 1934, the Director General of Civil Aviation for the purpose of securing the safety of aircraft operations, hereby directs the National Airports Authority to follow with immediate effect the procedures given below :
Officer In-charge of the Aerodrome shall ensure that the incidents listed in Air Safety Circular No. 5 of 1982 are notified immediately to Director Air Safety and Regional Controller air Safety of the concerned region.
The following procedures shall be followed for the investigation of airmisses, ATC related incidents and any other Air Navigation occurrence which DGCA considers necessary for investigation :
Officers In-charge of the Communication Discipline at the airports shall ensure that the communication recording and the replay units are maintained in accordance with the maintenance schedules prescribed by the manufacturers of these units and shall endeavour to keep these units serviceable at all times. Officers of the DGCA may inspect the maintenance of these recorders and the replay units and monitor the recordings. It shall also be ensured that the recorded tapes are retained for a period of atleast 30 days as stipulated in ICAO Annex 10, Para 3,5,1,5.
ATC, Communication and Navigation facilities shall not be closed down for aircraft in flight in a manner which would endanger the safety of aircraft operations even if they are required beyond watch hours.
(M.R. Sivaraman )
Director General of Civil Aviation