Akasa Air Airlines gets Air Operator Certificate

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The country's newest airline Akasa Air has received the Air Operator Certificate (AOC) from aviation regulator Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) on 7 July to start its commercial operations.

  • Important facts

  • The AOC Certificate signifies the airline's operational readiness to satisfactorily meet all regulatory and compliance requirements.

  • Under the supervision of DGCA, the airline concluded the process with a number of flights proving to be successfully operated.

  • The airline, backed by stock market investor Rakesh Jhunjhunwala, took delivery of its first Boeing 737 MAX aircraft in India on June 21.

  • Akasa Air is the first airline in India whose end-to-end AOC process was conducted using the government's progressive EGCA digital platform.

  • It will commence commercial operations at the end in July 2022. 

  • By the end of the financial year 2022-23, the airline will have 18 aircraft and after that, 12-14 aircraft will be added per year. 

  • Last November, Akasa Air announced the order for 72 '737 MAX' aircraft from Boeing.

  • Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) 

  • It is a statutory body and formed under the Aircraft (Amendment) Bill, 2020.

  • It investigates aviation accidents and enforces all regulations related to aviation.

  • It registers and provides certificates to civil aircrafts.

  • It is attached to the Ministry of Civil Aviation, Government of India.

  • It coordinates all regulatory functions with the International Civil Aviation Organisation.

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