India Inc biggies receive clearances for their private jets
19 December 2007
New Delhi: The aircraft acquisition committee of the ministry of civil aviation has provided its 'No Objection Certificate' to the Mukesh Ambani-promoted Reliance Commercial Dealers Private Ltd for the import of a Boeing Business Jet (BBJ), one Global XRS and a Falcon 900 EX Easy aircraft.
All these aircraft have long distance capabilities. The BBJ can fly 5,750 nautical miles allowing it to traverse the Delhi-Paris distance on a non-stop basis. The list price of the aircraft is upwards of $70 million.
The Falcon 900EX can fly eight passengers non-stop between Paris and Kolkata or between Tokyo and most Indian airports.
The Anil Ambani-promoted Reliance Transport and Travel Private Ltd has also been given an in-principle approval for importing one Falcon 7X aircraft that can fly 5,950 nautical miles or non-stop between Delhi and London with eight passengers
GVK Aviation Private Ltd has been permitted to import three aircraft including one Global 5000, one Learjet 45 and one Bombardier Challenger 604.