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DGCA has proposed a guideline rewording to reflect the agency's focus on safety over financial health, but their intentions are being questioned as it comes only days before review of Kingfisher's safety report.

New Delhi: Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA), the aviation regulator, which is vested with powers to issue licences to airlines and evaluate their safety preparedness, does not want to have anything to do with the financial health of any airline. Or so it would seem.

In a strange move, which comes  when questions are being raised over the DGCA turning a blind eye to the ailing Kingfisher Airlines and its employee woes, the regulator has sought comments for changing the title of a Civil Aviation Requirement (CAR) which earlier included the term “Assessment of Impact of Financial Stress on Safety of Operations”.

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