Govt dues making Air India poor

Ministries using its services are yet to send their payment

GN Bureau | April 17, 2015


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The cash-strapped Maharaja has been wobbling for sometimes one of the reasons is government itself. The cash-crunched Air India is craving for funds with a debt burden of Rs 40,000 crore, the government itself owes Rs 600 crore to the national carrier for utislising it’s services for VVIPs till March 31. 

The services of Air India are availed by the president, vice president, prime minister, external affairs and home ministers among others.

The ministry of civil aviation is in touch with other ministries to secure payment dues. There are many ministries who are yet to make the payment but the lions share is due from home, external affairs and ministry of defense.

Air India has five double-deck Boeing 747-400 aircraft to provide services to VVIPs.

Meanwhile, the struggling SpiceJet is now no longer limping. The airline is all set to make a comeback. The SpiceJet’s founder-cum-promoter Ajay Singh will be infusing Rs 400 crore into the airline. Singh has already invested Rs 550 crore after taking over the airline.

IndiGo
Yet another milestone is set by the IndiGo airlines in the Indian aviation history. On April 15 IndiGo became the first airline of the country to operate with Electronic Flight bags. This new technology replaced the traditional library on board in the cockpit.

This is the first time Electronic Flight Bag usage is done in India. The new technology helped the IndiGo crew to operate smoothly with Electronic Flight Bags (EFB) which replaced paper documentation in its cockpits.

This makes the entire cockpit more high-tech and less weighted. Airbus 320 pilots from now on will use two iPads loaded with all required documentation for flight operations.

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