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The DIRECTORATE GENERAL OF CIVIL AVIATION (DGCA), is the Indian governmental regulatory body for civil aviation under the Ministry of Civil Aviation. This directorate investigates aviation accidents and incidents.

DGCA under Rule 49 of the Aircraft Rules, 1937, is empowered to issue Type certificate of aircraft and its engines/ propellers manufactured in India and also revalidate the Type Certificate issued to an aircraft by foreign airworthiness authority.

DGCA is the regulatory body in the field of Civil Aviation primarily dealing with safety issues. It is responsible for regulation of air transport services to/from/within India and for enforcement of civil air regulations, air safety and airworthiness standards. It also co-ordinates all regulatory functions with International Civil Aviation Organisation.

The Company’s headquarters are located in New Delhi with regional offices in the various parts of India. There are 14 (fourteen) Regional Airworthiness Offices located at Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Kolkata, Bangalore, Hyderabad, Trivandrum, Bhopal, Lucknow, Patna, Bhubaneshwar, Kanpur, Guwahati and Patiala.

Apart from the Regional Airworthiness Offices, there are 5 (five) Regional Air Safety offices located at Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Kolkata and Hyderabad, the Regional Research and Development Office located in Bangalore and the Gliding Centre at Pune.

Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA)

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