Aviation safety, safety paramount, aggressive controls set for 2022-23, says Scindia – The New Indian Express


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PUNE: Safety and security was “paramount” in the aviation sector and the Ministry of Civil Aviation had instituted a “very ambitious and aggressive” Annual Surveillance Plan (ASP) of 3,709 checks for 2022-23 , Union Minister Jyotiraditya Scindia said on Friday.

The Minister of Civil Aviation was answering questions from the media about multiple recent incidents of technical problems involving aircraft.

“Safety and security were paramount. The primary responsibility (for aircraft safety) rests with the airline and also with the regulator. The DGCA (Direction Générale de l’Aviation Civile) and the Ministry of Civil Aviation put the focus on safety and security,” he said. .

“In 2019-2020, the DGCA ASP resulted in the completion of 2,275 checks in all aspects of civil aviation. During COVID-19, there was not much activity in the civil aviation. This year (2022-23), we have implemented a very ambitious and aggressive ASP program of 3,709 checks. At the end of July, we carried out 1,862 checks,” Scindia informed.

Insisting on an incident-free environment in the key sector, he said some incidents, which may be engineering-related, are within the airline’s control, while others are not, such as air strikes. birds and bad weather.

The Union Minister informed that Value Added Tax (VAT) on Aviation Turbine Fuel (ATF) was 4% except in Mumbai and Pune where it was 25%.

“I had asked then Chief Minister of Maharashtra Uddhav Thackeray to reduce VAT on ATF to 1% but there was no progress. I will now ask Chief Minister Eknath Shinde and Deputy CM Devendra Fadnavis to reduce VAT as soon as possible,” Scindia said.

Chief ministers of 16 states, where VAT on ATF was between 21% and 30% a year ago, have reduced it to 1-4%, and the remaining states are expected to are also following, he said.

The minister was speaking on the sidelines of an event organized by the Mahratta Chamber of Commerce, Industry and Agriculture (MCCIA).

PUNE: Safety and security was “paramount” in the aviation sector and the Ministry of Civil Aviation had instituted a “very ambitious and aggressive” Annual Surveillance Plan (ASP) of 3,709 checks for 2022-23 , Union Minister Jyotiraditya Scindia said on Friday. The Minister of Civil Aviation was answering questions from the media about multiple recent incidents of technical problems involving aircraft. “Safety and security were paramount. The primary responsibility (for aircraft safety) rests with the airline and also with the regulator. The DGCA (Direction Générale de l’Aviation Civile) and the Ministry of Civil Aviation put the focus on safety and security,” he said. . “In 2019-2020, the DGCA ASP resulted in the completion of 2,275 checks in all aspects of civil aviation. During COVID-19, there was not much activity in the civil aviation. This year (2022-23), we have put in place a very ambitious and aggressive ASP program of 3,709 checks. At the end of July, we carried out 1,862 checks, “sindia informed. Insisting on an incident-free environment in the key area, he said some incidents, which may be engineering-related, are within the airline’s control, while others are not, such as bird strikes and bad weather. The Union Minister advised that Value Added Tax (VAT) on Aviation Turbine Fuel (ATF) was 4% except in Mumbai and Pune where it was 25%. I asked the then Chief Minister of Maharashtra, Uddhav Thackeray, to reduce the VAT on ATF to 1%, but there was no progress. I will now ask Chief Minister Eknath Shinde and Deputy CM Devendra Fadnavis to reduce VAT as soon as possible,” Scindia told Chief Ministers from 16 states, where VAT on ATF was between 21% and 30% a year ago, reduced it to 1-4%, and the remaining states are expected to follow as well, he said.The minister was speaking on the sidelines of a event organized by the Mahratta Chamber of Commerce, Industry and Agriculture (MCCIA).

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