Akasa Air received the first 737 Max airplane from Boeing in Seattle, USA on June 16. Akasa Air sealed an agreement with Boeing to acquire 72 Max jets, three months after Indian aviation regulator DGCA granted green light. "This brings us one step closer to the process of obtaining our Air Operator's Permit and leading to our commercial launch," said Vinay Dube CEO of Akasa Air.
Courtesy: Free Press Journal
Rakesh Jhunjhunwala-backed new airline Akasa has reportedly started the discussion with the European plane manufacturer Airbus and America's Boeing to procure aircraft to begin its operation by the summer of 2022. Furthermore, the airline has planned to develop a fleet of 70 planes in the next four years. Akasa is expected to build its fleet either with Boeing's B737 Max or Airbus' A320 aircraft.
Courtesy: Deccan Herald
American aircraft maker Boeing is free to supply its F-15EX fighter jets to the Indian air force as the former has been licensed by the US government. The company is officially in the race with Sweden's Gripen and France's Rafale to fulfil India's forage of 114 multi-role aircraft. An official from Boeing said, "the marketing licence it allows us to talk to the Indian Air Force directly about the capability of the fighter."