Mandatory incident reporting system

18. Mandatory incident reporting system.- (1) The Aircraft Accident Investigation Bureau shall establish a mandatory incident reporting system to facilitate collection of information on actual or potential safety deficiencies.
(2) The mandatory incident reporting system shall require the relevant persons, service providers and stakeholders to notify all accidents and incidents by most suitable and quickest means to the Bureau and the Director-General but in any case not later than 24 hours.
(3) The Director-General shall immediately notify the Bureau about the accidents and incidents containing information as specified in sub-rule (2) of rule 4.
(4) The relevant persons, service providers and stakeholders specified in sub-rule (2) shall include-
(a) the operator and the commander of an aircraft which has a certificate of airworthiness issued by the Directorate General of Civil Aviation;
(b) the operator and the commander of a foreign aircraft operating to, from or through India;
(c) a person who carries on the business of maintaining or modifying an aircraft, which has a certificate of airworthiness issued by the Directorate General of Civil Aviation, and a person who carries on the business of maintaining or modifying any equipment or part of such an aircraft;
(d) a person who carries on the business of manufacturing an aircraft or any equipment or part of such an aircraft, in India;
(e) a person who signs a certificate of release to service for an aircraft, which has a certificate of airworthiness issued by the Directorate General of Civil Aviation, and a person vvho signs a certificate of release to service for any equipment or part of such an aircraft;
(f} a licensee or manager of a licensed aerodrome or a manager of an airport;
(g) a person who performs a function as an air traffic controller;
(h) the organisation which provides Air Navigation Services;
(i) a person who performs a function concerning the installation. modification, maintenance, repair, overhaul, flight-checking or inspection of air navigation facilities which are utilized by a person who provides an air traffic control service; and (i) a person who performs a function concerning the ground-handling of aircraft, including fuelling, servicing, load-sheet preparation, loading, deicing and towing at an airport.
S P Singh

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