“Of course, Air India has submitted a detailed report on the compatibility of operation and safety assessment of wide-bodied aircraft,” he added.
Saudia has already got approval from the DGCA after meeting the safety assessment and mitigation measures for the operation of wide-bodied aircraft,” airport director K. Srinivasa Rao told The Hindu on Monday.
Director of Operations (aero standards) D.C. Sharma had issued a No-Objection Certificate on August 8 to Saudia for the operation of two types of wide-bodied aircraft subject to compliance with the specified mitigation measures.
Mr. Sharma also said the Dubai-based Emirates was planning to conduct a safety assessment and take mitigation measures for the resumption of Code E aircraft operations.
The operation of wide-bodied aircraft was banned at the airport from May 2015 in the wake of the Court of Inquiry report on the Air India Express Boeing 737 crash in Mangaluru in May 2010.