India Jumps to 48th Rank in Global Aviation Safety Ranking
India has jumped to the 48th position — its highest ever spot in the global aviation safety ranking released by the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO).
Four years ago, India was at 102nd position.
India’s score in terms of effective implementation of key safety elements has improved to 85.49%, putting it ahead of China (49), Israel (50) and Turkey (54).
India’s score in the 2018 Universal Safety Oversight Audit Programme was 69.95%.
India and Georgia are at the 48th position in the ranking with a score of 85.49 per cent.
Neighbouring country Pakistan ranks 100th with a score of 70.39 per cent.
Assessment of ICAO
Under the ICAO standards, the Effective Implementation (EI) of six areas were assessed. They are LEG, ORG, PEL, OPS, AIR and AGA.
LEG is Primary Aviation Legislation and Specific Operating Regulations.
ORG is Civil Aviation Organisation.
PEL is Personnel Licensing and Training.
OPS is Aircraft Operations.
AIR is Airworthiness of Aircraft.
AGA is Aerodrome and Ground Aid.
In the ranking, Singapore is at the top, followed by the UAE and South Korea at the second and third positions, respectively.
Others in the top ten are France (4th), Iceland (5th), Australia (6th), Canada (7th), Brazil (8th), Ireland (9th) and Chile (10th).
About International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO)
It is a specialised agency of the United Nations.
It coordinates the principles and techniques of international air navigation.
It fosters the planning and development of international air transport to ensure safe and orderly growth.
Headquarters are located in the Quartier International of Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
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