Civil aviation minister calls for emergency meeting on Jet Airways
Tuesday, March 19, 2019, 3:04 PM
India's civil aviation minister has called for an emergency meeting about Jet Airways Ltd as the cash-strapped carrier struggles to make payments to its creditors and has been forced to cancel hundreds of flights. The minister, Suresh Prabhu, has asked the civil aviation secretary to call for a meeting to discuss grounding of flights, advance-bookings, cancellations, refunds, and safety issues, if any, at Jet.
"Safety Has To Be Paramount": Suresh Prabhu On Airbus Engine Issue
Friday, January 11, 2019, 7:45 PM
With airlines in the country facing issues in Pratt & Whitney-powered Airbus planes, Aviation Minister Suresh Prabhu said passengers' safety has to be paramount and there is zero tolerance for any violation of relevant guidelines. He said ensuring safety is a responsibility of Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) and "we have already directed them that at any cost, safety has to be paramount".