Tata Sons and Singapore Airlines (Tata SIA Airlines), which recently received a no-objection certificate (NOC) from the ministry of civil aviation (MoCA) to start a full-service airline, is in the process of securing an import licence to bring in 20 Airbus A320 aircraft into the country.
The airline is additionally in talks with the ministry of home affairs (MHA) for security clearances for key foreign nationals to be appointed in the core project team post which it would apply to the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (AOP) for a scheduled air operator’s permit (AOP).
A source in the airline said, “Our domain heads meet every fortnight to assess the preparedness of the airline to commence operations – we are 70-90% ready across different operational areas. We will now apply for an import licence for 20 aircraft. We want to have our documentation in place and procedural requirements in order before applying to the DGCA. It would take a couple of weeks.”
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