The Project “Technical Assistance for the Institutional Capacity Building for the Civil Aviation Sector in India” shall help to remove constraints to sustainable economic growth in India caused by critical bottlenecks and unbalanced development of the rapidly expanding aviation sector.
The implementing consortium built by Human Dynamics, Helios, AAM and CAPA is helping to manage and improve the overall Aviation Safety in India. The approach gathers best practice elsewhere in the world and builds on the excellent work already being undertaken by the beneficiary, DGCA (Directorate General of Civil Aviation). We advise on shaping the Aviation Policy on national level and on the creation of an Aviation University.
The Project is also assisting India in improving regulatory audits in the Helicopter sector, and on making helicopters aviation safer, e.g. by improving the Indian Civil Aviation Regulations for Helicopters.
Human Dynamics consultants are providing advice on introducing new laws and regulation, on changing the DGCA organisation and on developing new procedures. In addition, the project is helping the wider Indian aviation community, including airports, airlines, air traffic service providers and maintenance organisations to develop their own safety management systems to meet the new regulatory requirements. We assist at the moment in issuing the second edition of the State Safety Programme, while the first was issued in December 2010.
In the area of Environmental Protection, India has just achieved its 1st ever detailed carbon footprint of its aviation for 2011, in July 2012. Information on the emissions of Indian scheduled airlines for domestic/international operations as well as foreign carriers, future emissions growth, efficiency performance of Indian airlines, and the contribution of airports to climate change is now available and in use for environmental protection purposes. India has launched the 1st ever comprehensive noise study for Indira Ghandi International Airport in June 2012. The pilot study will include the development of noise maps to show the impact of noise around the airport, a validation process, as well as an action plan regarding potential future noise mitigation measures. Also, with the help of the Project and Human Dynamics consultants, India engages in the protection of wildlife control and is about to formulate a comprehensive Environmental Policy for the Indian Aviation.
With regard to the Carbon Accreditation process, as of 2012, Mumbai, Abu Dhabi and Singapore’s Changi airports have been accredited at the Mapping level of the Airport Carbon Accreditation, while New Delhi and Bangalore are the first airports in the region to be accredited at the Reduction level. Clearly, Indian airports have taken the lead in the Asia-Pacific region. The Project encourages the participation of Indian airports in the Airport Carbon Accreditation or other similar initiatives.
The Project continues still, at least, until the end of the year 2014.