New Delhi : Concerned over lack of safety facilities in air charter companies and for planes owned by corporates and individuals, DGCA on Wednesday said it would create a separate unit within it, change the rules and recruit skilled manpower to address the problem.

“It is the most difficult task for the civil aviation regulator (DGCA) as the number of operators are 144. Many of them have one or two aircraft and they don’t have a proper safety department,” DGCA chief Arun Mishra said.

The Director General of Civil Aviation said the regulator was planning to set up a separate General Aviation wing to regulate the sector. “Scheduled operators are airlines which operate as per pre-determined flight schedules while non-scheduled ones are basically private charters.     — PTI

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