Kingfisher's 15 planes have been deregistered by the Indian civil aviation regulator DGCA paving the way for global leasing companies to take them back and easing worries that the dispute might hurt purchases by other Indian carriers. The move comes a day after officials from German bank DVB, one of the largest global aviation financing banks, met DGCA chief Arun Mishra to press for deregistration of the two aircraft.
The aviation regulator has requested the Centre to speed up construction of new airport terminals and additional airports near metro cities, voicing concern about an anticipated rise in congestion and lack of infrastructure at major aerodromes.
The Airports Authority of India (AAI) is in the process of completing the upgradation of the instrument landing system (ILS) at Devi Ahilyabai Holkar Airport in Indore. A team of AAI officials conducted a test on the system´s accuracy using a special aircraft.
The Kannur International Airport has received clearance from the The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA), which will be Kerala’s fourth airport, in addition to Kochi, Thiruvananthapuram and Kozhikode.