Air taxi operations fail to start in Madhya Pradesh
The air taxi operations in Madhya Pradesh couldn’t commence on Sunday as directorate general of civil aviation (DGCA) is yet to give certificate of air worthiness to Supreme Aviation, which bagged the contract for the operations in the state.
Supreme Aviation had announced over a month back that air taxi operations in Madhya Pradesh will start from September 27, the world tourism day.
Speaking to HT over phone, Supreme Aviation president and chief executive officer (CEO) Ameet K Agarwal said that they had to cancel their plan as DGCA didn’t give the certificate of air worthiness for their nine-seater Cessna aircraft which is stationed at Indore for a month and a half.
“Though we have submitted all the documents, the delay on the part of DGCA is because they don’t have enough manpower because of which there is delay in checking the fitness of the plane”, he claimed.
“We are expecting that we will get the certificate within a fortnight, following which we will immediately start air tax operation in the state. We have already conveyed to the tourism department out technically difficulty in starting the operations from World Tourism Day”, he said.
Agarwal added that once they get the certificate of air worthiness, the two nine-seater Cessna aircrafts will operate between eight cities in MP and three cities outside MP.
Earlier this year the Supreme Aviation had bagged the contract for air taxi operations in the state for three years which could be extended upto five years. The previous contract holder Air Ventura’s term expired in 2014.
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