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Govt examining proposal to ease clearance time for foreign charter planes

The proposal, if cleared, will come as a boon for corporate leaders and high net worth individuals who face mired problems getting clearance for their last-minute travel plans

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

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The government is examining a proposal which will reduce the clearance time for foreign registered planes to fly in and out of to just one day.

The proposal has been forwarded by the aviation regulator of Civil Aviation to the Ministry of Civil Aviation, keeping in mind the problems faced by business class travellers and others flying to in getting clearance, a time-consuming process.

"There are many categories in this. For majority of them, has proposed one day for clearance. Final view will be taken in consultation with stake-holders and security agencies," a said.

The proposal, if cleared, will come as a boon for corporate leaders and high net worth individuals who face mired problems getting clearance for their

A committee of secretaries is expected to examine the proposal, given the security implications. The ministry, though, remained optimistic about getting the clearance.

DGCA has made it easier for Indian registered charter aircraft to fly abroad by removing several preconditions. Charter planes now simply need to file the flight plan with air traffic control and operate their flights.

First Published: Sat, May 19 2018. 19:00 IST
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