DGCA eases aircraft import norms

The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) has amended aircraft import norms. Under the revised norms, domestic airlines have been permitted to import pressurised aircraft that are not over 18 years old or those which have not completed 50 per cent of the design economic pressurisation cycle. The decision with respect to unpressurised aircraft will be taken on a case-to-case basis after examining the record of the aircraft to be imported.