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CBI books Air Asia's group CEO Tony Fernandes and others for violating international flying norms

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 29 May 2018, 16:35 IST

A case has been registered by CBI against the Air Asia Group CEO Tony Fernandes for violating norms to get international flying licenses.

He has allegedly violated directors of the aviation company norms to easily get licenses for operating internationally. He is also charged with violation of Foreign Investment Promotion Board (FIPB)rules.

According to 5/20 aviation norm, a company should have at least five-year of flying experience and minimum 20 aircraft to be eligible for the license, said the official.

In the FIR, not only Anthony Francis Tony Fernandes (Group CEO Air Asia Malaysia), the company Air Asia, Travel Food owner Sunil Kapoor, Air Asia Director R Venkatraman, aviation consultant Deepak Talwar but also Director of Singapore-based SNR Trading Rejendra Dubey and unidentified public servants have been named.

According to the report, the Air Asia Group CEO Tony Fernandes has allegedly lobbied with government official for clearances.

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First published: 29 May 2018, 16:35 IST
 
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