With the grounding of Boeing 737 MAX 8 planes, SpiceJet has been allowed to import two aircraft in the short term to help it with its operations, BS Bhullar, Director-General of Civil Aviation, said on Wednesday.
“Normally, short duration means three months. But the aircraft should be in by Friday,” Bhullar said. He, however, declined to say from where the aircraft are being imported.
HS Kharola, Secretary, Civil Aviation, said that SpiceJet has been asked to ensure that airports to which it has just one flight do not go off the air map as a result of the grounding of its Boeing MAX aircraft. The government decided to ban the use of the Boeing MAX in and over Indian airspace from 4 pm on Wednesday.