Domestic carrier Kingfisher Airlines is holding talks
with an Abu Dhabi-based engineering firm to start a private
maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) facility in the
are discussing with an Abu Dhabi based firm to establish
an MRO in the country,'''' Kingfisher Airlines promoter
Vijay Mallya said, adding that the venue, costs and other
issues were yet to be finalised.
who has been trying to start overseas operations but is
unable to do so in view of government rules, said his
airline would shortly apply for starting an airline in
the US to operate flights into India. He said an application
was being ''''compiled by our attorneys and it will be submitted
(to the American authorities) in the next six to eight
that he was ''''cautiously optimistic'''' that the Indian
government would permit it to fly abroad in the near future,
he said, ''''if for some reasons, they don''t, we may think
of flying into India from the US and back.''''
the present rules, a domestic airline can launch global
operations only if it has a fleet of 20 aircraft and has
put in five years of operations within India.
that the Civil Aviation Ministry would review its policy,
Mallya said ''''otherwise, the current position is that
only one private airline, Jet Airways, is operating abroad''''.