Japan has recently dropped the ‘safety talk’ condition on Indian Aviation standards. So, now Air India has now finally got permission to fly its latest Boeing 787 Dreamliner to Japan.
According to a senior Air India official, Air India recently have 8 Boeing 787 Dreamliner among which one is being used for domestic flights, six is being used for flying to foreign destinations whereas one has been kept standby. He further added that from the approaching winter schedule the ninth Dreamliner will be set up on the route of the Japan. Very soon, Air India will announce the date for the launch of Dreamliner flight to Japan.
Japan was not allowing Air India to fly its Boeing 787 Dreamliner to its skies from the time when the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) elevated safety concerns over the directorate general of civil aviation (DGCA). Japan also raised concern on the Boeing 777s which was currently used on the Tokyo route by the airlines.
Before allowing the Indian Carrier to fly its new aircraft, Japan wanted to have a safety talk with the DGCA, reports a senior official. According to the senior official, the endless process of having safety meetings with individual countries as well as safety concerns for India has been dropped by ICAO as after it did an audit of DGCA in the month of August.
During an ICAO meet in Canada last week, DGCA’s concern for the endless process was raised to their Japanese counterparts and they agreed gave India the approval to fly Dreamliner to their country.