SpiceJet’s operations, safety processes found strong by ICAO

Audit of SpiceJet safety systems helps India achieve highest ever safety ranking in ICAO audit

SpiceJet operations, safety processes and systems have been found to be in order following an exhaustive audit conducted by the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO). The comprehensive audit by ICAO firmly establishes SpiceJet’s credentials as a safe airline. ICAO is a specialised agency of the United Nations to promote the safe and orderly development of international civil aviation around the world.

SpiceJet was the only scheduled Indian airline part of the audit conducted by ICAO under Universal Safety Oversight Audit Programme (USOAP) Continuous Monitoring Approach. The audit of SpiceJet safety systems helped India achieve its highest ever safety ranking in ICAO audit. On November 14, 2022, the ICAO Auditing Committee visited the SpiceJet Head Office from where all SpiceJet flights are controlled, and the SpiceJet flight dispatch offices at Delhi Airport. They audited and reviewed the various flight critical functions and operational areas such as flight planning, weather assessment, route planning, aircraft serviceability, operations to critical airports, pilot rostering systems, cabin safety procedures etc.

“The ICAO audit is the benchmark of safety. We are proud that our safety culture, systems, processes and operations have been found to be in order and at par with the global best practices and safety standards. We are also proud that SpiceJet was the only scheduled Indian airline to undergo validation checks by ICAO in this audit. SpiceJet is truly humbled at playing a role in India achieving the highest ever safety ranking and making it to the top 50 nations in terms of ICAO aviation safety audit scores. This audit is a testament to the highest standard of safety followed by SpiceJet. All credit for this remarkable achievement and India’s best ever performance goes to our Hon’ble Civil Aviation Minister Jyotiraditya M Scindia, who with his inspiring leadership, untiring efforts and dedication has helped Indian aviation scale new heights.” said Ajay Singh, Chairman and Managing Director, SpiceJet.

Significantly, in the field of primary aviation legislation and specific operating regulations, India’s effective implementation (EI) is now reportedly 100% – up from 90.48 per cent in 2018.

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