India Jumps to 48th Rank in Global Aviation Safety Ranking


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). 

Important facts 

  • 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.

Global Scenario

  • 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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