India’s aviation regulator Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) has added new features to its e-governance platform for stakeholders. The eGCA, a single window e-governance platform, has been enhanced to additional enhance the benefit of doing enterprise within the civil aviation ecosystem, a senior DGCA official mentioned just lately.
The replace consists of the supply to get the flying hours of pilots on a real-time foundation as this may additionally assist in fast processing of licence functions. The pilot e-logbook in eGCA has been merged with a number of operators’ inside software program by API (Application Programming Interface) whereby pilots’ flying data will be straight transferred into their e-logbooks on the eGCA portal.
An API utilizing which totally different carriers would channel their pilot knowledge from their system to eGCA has been devised by IT main Tata Consultancy Services (TCS).
“Out of eight airlines which participated in the integration process, IndiGo has already implemented this interface. Indigo pilots’ flying records are now getting directly populated in e-logbook in eGCA software from IndiGo’s AIMS software,” the official mentioned.
Other airways, together with Air India/Air India Charters, Air Asia, Go First, SpiceJet, Vistara and Blue Dart are within the last phases of testing and are anticipated to implement the identical in one other one to 2 months.
As the guide intervention within the course of has grow to be virtually negligible, the combination will assist DGCA in sooner processing of functions because the verification of flying knowledge in submitted functions might be significantly decreased, PTI quoted the official as stating.
The facility will even help in well timed submission of functions by the pilots for the issuance, renewal and endorsement of licences as it could take away multi-layer data-validation steps, the official added.
In addition, the DGCA has built-in the Air Operator Certificate (AOC) database with the civil aviation ministry’s heli-sewa portal which might enable touchdown requests to get processed sooner. With the combination of operators’ AOC database with heli-sewa portal, the official mentioned the workload has significantly decreased for the candidates and helicopter operators as they will entry each eGCA and the portal by the identical ID.
Further, the method associated to the issuance of Certificate of Airworthiness (C of A) and Airworthiness Review Certificate (ARC) has been enhanced.
Operators at the moment are issued the certificates of airworthiness with respect to newly inducted plane at international supply areas by the regulator’s eGCA portal for ferrying the planes to India, in keeping with the aviation regulator.