Tuesday, December 31, 2013

DGCA to send team to Malaysia to inspect AirAsia facilities

Ahead of granting flying permit to AirAsia India, aviation regulator DGCA is sending a team of its officers to Malaysia next week to inspect and certify facilities where the start-up carrier is training its cockpit and cabin crew.
AirAsia India, which is using the training facilities of its parent airline AirAsia in Malaysia, plans to set up similar facilities in India in the coming years, airline sources said.
However before these training facilities come up in India, the first few batches of AirAsia India crew, comprising little over 100 personnel, are undergoing training in Malaysia which would be inspected by the officials of the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA), they said.
The airline is hopeful of receiving the air operator's permit (or the flying license) by January end, with officials saying work was going on in full-swing in that direction.
31/12/13 PTI/New Indian Express