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DGCA gave in-principle approval to AI & Indigo to import aircrafts

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Availability of parking slots ensured while granting NOC for actual import of aircraft

Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) has granted in-principle approval to Air India Ltd. and Interglobe Aviation Ltd (Indigo) for import of 470 and 500 aircraft respectively. The details of the aircraft  approved for being imported  by DGCA are  enclosed as Annexure. Information with respect to the cost of acquisition of these aircraft, being of commercial nature between the airline and the Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) is  not available.

Availability of parking slots is ensured at the time of grant of NOC for actual import of aircraft. As per the  induction plan of the airlines,  the aircraft are proposed to be imported during the period  2023-2035. The  airline operators  have been advised by DGCA  to share their induction plan with airport operators for ensuring availability of parking slots.

This information was given by the Minister of State in the Ministry of Civil Aviation Gen. (Dr) V. K. Singh (Retd) in a written reply to a question in Rajya Sabha today.


Details of In-Principle Import permissions obtained by Air India Ltd and InterGlobe
Aviation Ltd.

Name of AirlinesAircraftNo. of aircraft
1Air India Ltd.A320 Neo family210
B737 family140
A350 family40
2InterGlobe Aviation Ltd. (Indigo)A320 Neo family500

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