The DGCA has started a special safety audit of all Indian airlines, around two weeks after the plane crash in Kerala's Kozhikode in which 18 people were killed, a senior official of the aviation regulator said on Thursday.
"It will be a complete FOQA (Flight Operations Quality Assurance) audit," he said.
The FOQA is the process of obtaining and analysing all kinds of data from flights to improve the safety and efficiency of future flight operations.
"All Indian airlines will undergo the special safety audit that has begun. In the first phase, we are auditing SpiceJet and Air India," the DGCA official said.
The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) has already initiated the special safety audit of all airports in India that receive heavy rain during the monsoon season, another official said.
The announcement regarding the safety audit of such airports was done by the DGCA four days after the Kozhikode plane crash.