The new Indian full-service airline planned by the Tata group and Singapore Airlines (SIA) has received a "no objection" certificate from India’s Ministry of Civil Aviation, bringing the carrier a step closer to launch.
Air India, which has had a spate of incidents on its Boeing 787 fleet in the past year-and-a-half, is satisfied with the overall quality of service from the aircraft, according to chairman and managing director Rohit Nandan.
Air India—which took delivery of its 12th Boeing 787 Sunday and is on schedule to induct two more of the type by March—has decided to form a committee to evaluate its Dreamliner performance before making a final call on future deliveries.
The Indian government said Monday it was lifting restrictions on Airbus A380 flights into the country. The decision will allow airlines like Singapore Airlines, Emirates and Lufthansa to start using the aircraft on their India routes.
Tata-Singapore Airlines, the new full service airline venture being planned in India, has applied to the ministry of civil aviation for a no-objection certificate (NOC), a preliminary approval needed to clear the way to start operations.
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