Airline asked to revert within 15 days citing reasons to continue its flying permit…
The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) has issued a show cause notice to Kingfisher Airlines to reply within 15 days with reasons citing why its permit should not be cancelled or suspended. The show cause notice as the airline has failed to establish a safe, efficient and reliable service.
India’s Minister for Civil Aviation, Ajit Singh said the ministry will take a strong note of the situation and will not compromise on safety of aircraft operations. “As per Section 15(2)(b) of Schedule XI of the Aircraft Rules 1937, DGCA may cancel or suspend permit of an Airline for such period as he think fit, if he is satisfied that the holder of the permit has failed to establish a safe, efficient and reliable service,” the PIB release said. DGCA reviewed the current situation of the airline and decided to issue the show cause notice to the Airline under Section 15(3) of Schedule XI of the Aircraft Rules 1937.
Earlier the Director General, Civil Aviation Arun Mishra had called the CEO of the Kingfisher Airlines on 2 October asking him to submit an operational plan of the airline. In the meeting the DGCA also asked the airline to show their operational preparedness before DGCA could allow recommencement of its operations by fulfilling the following conditions.
The CEO of the airline had assured to resume operations by the 4-5 October 2012, however the airline has extended the partial lockout till 12 October. The airline has not approached DGCA with any operational plan.
“We have received a show cause notice from the DGCA which we have to reply to within 15 days. We will send a detailed response to the DGCA well in time. We will also submit a comprehensive plan for restoration of services after negotiations with our employees,” said Prakash Mirpuri, Vice President for Corporate Communications for Kingfisher Airlines.