AirAsia India received NOC from aviation ministry
AirAsia India has announced that it has received a No Objection Certificate (NOC) from the Ministry of Civil Aviation and would apply for Air Operating Permit to launch its operations. The next step for the company is to apply to the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) for its Scheduled Operator’s Permit (SOP or the flying permit), which is the final step before it can start its flight operations.
The DGCA grants the SOP after inspecting the preparations of a start-up airline to launch flights by examining issues like availability of aircraft, manpower to operate flights as well as on the ground, aircraft parking space at airports and engineering facilities.
The NOC would also enable AirAsia India to import the first of the three aircraft to Chennai, which would be its headquarters.
About Air Asia India:
Joint venture between the Malaysian airline AirAsia ( 49% stake), the Tatas (30%) and the Telstra Tradeplace owned by Arun Bhatia (21%).
CEO: Mittu Chandilya, CEO