Reasons for general aviation emergency procedures



General aviation emergency procedures deal with private aircraft owners, aircrafts owned by companies, small taxi operators, flying clubs, etc. Therefore, General Aviation includes all aircraft not passed by the government and private airline companies called programmed operators or the military.

General Aviation (GA) has been a catalyst for economic growth. Industries that use general aviation are said to gain a competitive advantage, while communities gain career opportunities and access to the nation's comprehensive air transport system.

The reasons which have led to the poor growth of general aviation are mainly:

Lack of infrastructure:

There is a non-availability of FBOs (Fixed Base Operator) terminals, and the number of agencies for ground handling is highly restricted. There is a non-availability of MRO (Maintenance, Repair, and Overhaul), which increases maintenance costs. There is no separate parking area, and the helicopters operate out of airports.

Lack of Manpower:

There is a shortage of aviators and engineers, and fewer flying schools are not producing the required number of pilots. There is a demand for around 50,000 employees and 15000 engineers in the airline industry. It is difficult for pilots to deal with general aviation emergency procedures, and they must get proper education for all possible emergencies.

Restrictive regulations:

Too many agencies are involved in getting a private aircraft, like the Directorate General of Civil Aviation, Ministry of Home Affairs, Ministry of Civil Aviation, Bureau of Civil Aviation Security, and Airport Authority. Around 25% of duty is only restricted only to corporate aircraft, which increases charges. The owner has to limit himself to operational timings at significant metros, rendering private ownership useless.

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