Wednesday, November 30, 2016

DGCA wants pvt planes to take police permission before flying

CONCERNED WITH rising incidents of private planes being used to ferry large amounts of demonetised currency, the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) issued an order Tuesday asking them not to operate on non-guarded airfields without the approval of the local administration.
Issued by Joint Director General (DGCA) Lalit Gupta, the circular stated that general aviation flights — from non-guarded or non-operational airports — should not be operated without the approval of the area’s Deputy Superintendent of Police.
The order comes after a Bihar-based businessman, who was travelling alone in a chartered jet, was apprehended last week at Nagaland’s Dimapur airport for allegedly carrying Rs 3.5 crore in demonetised currency. The Civil Aviation Ministry had said it would take legal action — including filing an FIR — against the pilot who flew the jet.
30/11/16 The Indian Express
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