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Private jet cos meet DGCA on global flights

HT Correspondent , Hindustan Times  New Delhi, August 27, 2013
First Published: 01:08 IST(27/8/2013) | Last Updated: 01:11 IST(27/8/2013)

Business jet and chartered aircraft operators met the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) chief Arun Mishra on Monday following the aviation regulator's order banning international flights by non-scheduled operators.

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Mishra said teams had been formed to expedite granting of approvals for international flights.

"Around 150 operators met the DGCA chief. We requested that flights with proper approvals on a case-to-case basis be allowed to fly. We also asked for a timeline by when the system would be in place," said Rohit Kapur, president, Business Aircraft Operators Association.

"We've been flying internationally for years. Our aircraft have registration and all flights have prior DGCA approval," said a private operator. DGCA said certain non-scheduled operators have been flying abroad without approvals.


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