India’s aviation regulator needs to demonstrate it understands the technology behind new aircraft and it has the resources to ensure airlines follow safe practices, the U.S.Federal Aviation Administration said.
Airbus Group NV said India’s easing of rules that banned its A380 superjumbos operating into the country may prompt several carriers to start services with the plane this year to the world’s second-most populous nation.
Boeing Co. said Air India Ltd. is dissatisfied with the performance of its 787 Dreamliner, joining other carriers including Norwegian Air Shuttle ASA in slamming the manufacturer for repeated faults on its marquee jet.
India had its airline-safety ranking downgraded by the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration after the South Asian nation failed to find enough officials to ensure safe operation of flights, putting the country on a par with Zimbabwe and Indonesia.
The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration cut India’s safety ranking for the first time citing a failure to meet requirements, a move that could thwart local carriers’ expansion to the world’s biggest aviation market.
India lifted a ban on Airbus Group NV A380s from flying into the country, a move that will allow Deutsche Lufthansa AG and Emirates to send the double-decker plane to the world’s second-most populous nation.
Jet Airways (India) Ltd., the nation’s second-largest airline by market share, may place an order for 50 Boeing Co. aircraft worth $2.5 billion, Bloomberg TV India reported, citing people it didn’t identify.