India’s fastest growing and most successful airline–budget carrier IndiGo–has become the first victim of an October ruling by the country’s aircraft acquisition committee governing the number and kind of aircraft imported by airlines to encourage regional connectivity to smaller towns. In November the committee, led by civil aviation minister Ajit Singh, cleared for import only five of the 16 Airbus A320-series aircraft Indigo wanted to acquire.
Honeywell has extended its agreements with Indian low-fare airline GoAir for the installation and maintenance of Model 131-9A auxiliary power units on 10 more of the airline’s new Airbus A320s. The agreement calls for Honeywell to install the new APUs between 2012 and 2014.
Indian low-fare airline GoAir inked a deal yesterday with Airbus for 10 CFM-powered A320-family jets and an option for another 10. The purchase agreement would see the Mumbai-based startup take the first of the airplanes “early next year,” GoAir managing director Jeh Wadia said here yesterday. All will come equipped with an all-economy, 180-seat cabin layout.