Referring to the proposed Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) to replace the Directorate General of Civil Aviation, Tyler says India should take full advantage of the IATA Operational Safety Audit (IOSA) and the IATA Safety Audit for Ground Operations (ISAGO) to enhance capacity building and skill development. “As India turns a new page in its safety regulation, I urge the incoming CAA to consider incorporating the IOSA standards into India’s safety oversight framework for airlines. And ISAGO will be a valuable tool for enhancing safety on the ground,” he says.
He also notes that the current “one-size-fits all” perspective on security for cargo and passengers is not sustainable.
“We need an approach that focuses on outcomes and not processes. And we should make the best use of scarce resources by taking a risk-based approach—recognizing that the vast majority of cargo and passengers pose absolutely no threat to aviation or national security,” Tyler says.