DGCA upgraded to Category-I status in the US

The Secretary of US Department of Transportation, Anthony Foxx on Wednesday informed Indian Minister of Civil Aviation Shri P. Ashok Gajapathi Raju that Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has conveyed that Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) has been upgraded to Category-I status.

He was leading a high level US delegation for a meeting with Civil Aviation Minister and key officers of the Ministry in the national capital on Wednesday.

This meeting succeeded the series of meetings held by US President Barack Obama and the Indian Prime Minister, Narendra Modi.

On the occasion, a presentation was made on the growth of civil aviation sector in India to identify areas in which partnership, technical cooperation and “Make in India” can be developed.

During the meeting, opportunities of collaboration in development of infrastructure, air safety, aviation security, skill development, MROs, National Aviation University and manufacture of aircrafts were discussed. Two sides agreed to develop a productive relationship by establishing a Joint Working Group between the two countries.

The US delegation included Ms. Susan Kurland, Assistant Secretary for Aviation and International Affairs and Ms. Leocadia Zak, Director US Trade and Development Agency (USTDA).

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