DGCA grounds SpanAir and Business Jet India’s planes


Barely a week after grounding a Cessna 525A owned by Punjab Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal-promoted Orbit Aviation, the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) in its safety audit of non-scheduled operators (NSOPs) has grounded two more business jets belonging to SpanAir and Business Jet India Private Limited for violating safety norms.

Union Urban Development minister Kamal Nath’s family owns a stake in SpanAir. The air charter services firm is reportedly run by his sons. Business Jet India Private Limited is a subsidiary of Singapore-based BJETS Pte Limited in which the Tata group has a stake.

Captain G R Gopinath, too, is understood to have business interest in Business Jets India.

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