Govt okays Indo-US civil aviation pact
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Govt okays Indo-US civil aviation pact

Under this accord, the Federal Aviation Authority would provide assistance to develop and improve Indian airports.

india Updated: May 03, 2006 18:55 IST

The Union Cabinet has approved a landmark Indo-US agreement that provides for American civil aviation bodies to assist their Indian counterparts in modernising airports.

The US Federal Aviation Authority (FAA), under this accord, would provide assistance for developing and improving Indian airports and would help in operation of aviation infrastructure, standards, procedures, policies, training and equipment.

Besides training the staff, it would also assist in inspection and calibration of Indian aviation equipment and air navigation facilities and certify airports, besides helicopter operations and safety initiative.

While the US has signed similar agreements with over 100 countries, the agreement would pave the way for India to get possible FAA assistance in technical and managerial expertise in the civil aviation sector, besides technical assistance in a range of aviation safety areas.

First Published: May 03, 2006 13:15 IST