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US,Indian aviation regulators to hold talks

A team from US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) will arrive here next month.

Two months after raising certain safety concerns with DGCA,a team from US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) will arrive here next month to hold discussions on the corrective measures being taken by India in this regard.

Weeks after a safety audit of the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) by the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO),a four-member FAA team carried out a similar audit in September and raised concerns over several vacancies,including top posts of joint directors general and deputy directors general,at a time when air traffic in India was growing at a rapid pace.

It had also adversely commented on the training programmes for pilots,engineers and cabin crew.