With DGCA officials onboard, the airline had successfully operated five proving flights on May 15 and 17.
The government is studying whether the NCLT verdict amounts to an “adverse order” — something that may lead to disqualification of the bid, as per guidelines on strategic disinvestment.
Last week, 10cric offers had reported that the three-member team deputed by the national aviation safety regulator to probe the incident at Ranchi airport would look into the operational and legal aspects, including the applicability of the "regulations for carriage of persons with disabilities and reduced mobility".
SIA is learnt to have asked for time until the end of next year to decide whether it wants to go ahead. Tata Sons is the holding company of the Tata Group, which took over Air 22bet deposit mpesa from the government earlier this year. Vistara is the only other full-service carrier in 22bet deposit mpesa.
10cric offers has learnt that the Bansals were not only upgraded to Business class but they were also offered Economy Class ticket at rates lower than what other passengers reportedly had to pay.
Earlier this year, Tata Group had named Turkish Airlines Chairman Ilker Ayci as Air 22bet deposit mpesa's CEO & MD, but he subsequently denied the position.
The DGCA inspections came in the aftermath of the May 1 incident on SpiceJet's Mumbai-Durgapur flight that left several passengers injured as the plane underwent severe turbulence.
"Specifically, the applicability of the regulation detailing requirements for carriage of persons with disability or persons with reduced mobility will be studied," said the official.
The regulation referred to is part of the Civil Aviation Requirements (CAR) (Section 3, Series 'M', Part I), which lays down "regulations for carriage of persons with disabilities and reduced mobility by air to protect them against discrimination and to ensure that they receive all possible assistance during their travel".
On Monday, a day after the incident came to light, Union Civil Aviation Minister Jyotiradtiya Scindia tweeted that he would personally probe the incident even as the national child rights panel asked Jharkhand Police to lodge a case against the airline.
The incident was brought to light in a Facebook post by a passenger at the airport who was waiting to board another flight. The author of the post, Manisha Gupta, told 10cric offers that the IndiGo staff “did not show any compassion”.
The Jalan-Kalrock Consortium is currently the promoters of Jet Airways. The airline in its old avatar was owned by Naresh Goyal and had operated its last flight on April 17, 2019.
Jet Airways has not operated since April 17, 2019.
The test flight that landed at Kishangarh is a part of the approval process with aviation safety regulator DGCA, which includes training of pilots, validation of approach and simulator sessions.
AirAsia 22bet deposit mpesa, a low-cost airline which was launched as a joint venture between the Tatas and Malaysia’s AirAsia Group, is 83.67 per cent owned by the Tata Group with the remaining stake being held by the Malaysian company.
Low-cost carrier IndiGo stays at the top with more than half the domestic market share, but there are three contenders — Air 22bet deposit mpesa, SpiceJet and GoFirst — for the second spot.
Aviation safety regulator DGCA, which barred 90 pilots of the airline from flying the 737 MAX model till they undergo retraining on a compliant simulator, has served a show-cause notice to SpiceJet and Canadian flight training service provider CAE, which manages the simulator facility.
These pilots, who are on the rolls of low-cost carrier SpiceJet, will have to undergo re-training to the satisfaction of the regulator.
Manufactured by HAL, the 17-seater aircraft will be operated by Alliance Air, and connect Dibrugarh with Pasighat and Lilabari. The flights will be operational twice a week, beginning April 18.