Aviation

Tata SIA applies for air operators permit

DELHI

The Tata Sons and Singapore Airlines joint venture airline Tata SIA Airlines Ltd, has entered the final stretch, when it applied for an air operator’s permit with the aviation regulator Directorate General of Civil Aviation.

“The joint venture submitted the application for an air operator’s permit this week,” said a senior official at the DGCA. “It is too early to say when the permit will be granted, but typically it takes 2-3 months.”

Tata SIA, a 51:49 joint venture between Tata Sons and Singapore Airlines, was able to go ahead with the application of the air operator’s permit after it received a no-objection certificate from the civil aviation ministry on April 3. The airline has also sought permission to import 20 Airbus A320 aircraft which it will acquire on a lease.The venture aims to operate a full service airline in India and wants to start operations by October.

Read more at Economic Times

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