Akasa Air: The first aircraft of Akasa Air, backed by stock market bigbull Rakesh Jhunjhunwala, Boeing 737 Max (Boeing 737 Max) landed at Delhi Airport on Tuesday. Akasa Air will now require an Air Operator Permit from DGCA, the regulator of the airlines sector in the country, before starting commercial operations. According to Akasa Air, the aircraft was handed over to the airline on June 15 in Seattle, USA. This is the first delivery of 72 Boeing 737 MAX planes that Akasa Air ordered to Boeing last November.
According to Akasa Air, the airline has welcomed the arrival of its first Boeing 737 MAX aircraft at the Indira Gandhi International Airport in the presence of its team. Vinay Dubey, MD & CEO, Akasa Air, said that Akasa Air is a prime example of the progress made by Indian aviation in recent years, adding, “This is not only a significant milestone for us and Indian aviation, but This is the story of a new India.
— Akasa Air (@AkasaAir) June 21, 2022
Boeing India also tweeted from its official Twitter handle and wrote, ‘Welcome home’. Salil Gupte, President, Boeing India said that Boeing is proud to partner with Akasa Air as they begin their journey towards making air travel inclusive and affordable for all.
Welcome home! https://t.co/iTYxhZEIc0
— Boeing India (@Boeing_In) June 21, 2022
How to get Air Operator License
Akasa Air will now have to obtain an Air Operator Certificate from the aviation sector regulator DGCA to fly. After which the airline will be able to start its commercial flight operation. Akasa Air’s Proving Flight will have to take off from Delhi multiple times to satisfy the aviation regulator DGCA to get the Air Operator Certificate. The officers of the airlines will travel as passengers along with the officers of DGCA in the proving flight. Along with this, crabin crew members will also be present. Let us tell you that the test flight is done to satisfy the aviation regulator DGCA so that it can be shown that the aircraft and its components are operating properly. After the test flight, the airlines have to conduct the proving flight after which the DGCA issues the Air Operator Certificate (AOC).
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