Boeing India said, "These communications do not reflect the company, we are and need to be, and they are completely unacceptable. We regret the content of these communications, and apologise to the DGCA, SpiceJet, and to the flying public for them."
Muilenburg was fired from the job in December as Boeing failed to contain the fallout from a pair of fatal crashes that halted output of the company's bestselling 737 MAX jetliner and tarnished its reputation with airlines and regulators.
IndiGo will commence operations on the Kolkata-Dubai route from February 16, while the services to Doha from the capital city of West Bengal will begin from March 1, the airline said in a release.
IDBI Bank has filed an application with the NCLT seeking exemption from paying for Jet’s insolvency process. The Bench directed both IDBI Bank and IOB to approach the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) on the matter.
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) said it issued the airspace ban, which also includes the Gulf of Oman and the waters between Iran and Saudi Arabia, "due to heightened military activities and increased political tensions in the Middle East, which present an inadvertent risk to US civil aviation operations."
The GoM also approved the airline’s plan for a share purchase agreement, a senior government official said, adding that both the EoI and the details of share purchase agreement would be issued in January itself.
With a debt burden of Rs 58,000 crore, the government is still working on the modalities for the disinvestment of the airline.
The services on the new route will be operated under the government's regional connectivity scheme Udan, Indigo said in a release.
Even as Boeing inches closer to getting the 737 Max back in the air, new problems with the plane are emerging that go beyond the software that played a role in two deadly crashes
If the employee fails to pay the said amounts, it will be recovered from his final settlement, the order said.
Ashwani Lohani's remarks come a month after he told the Civil Aviation Ministry that Air India's financial situation was "grossly untenable" for sustaining operations.
The development comes over six months after Gangwal flagged concerns over corporate governance lapses at InterGlobe Aviation.
The strategic divestment of Air India has been a cause of concern for the government. Last year, the government tried to sell 76 per cent stake in the airline without any success.
As per media reports, the UK-based Hinduja Group plans to submit an expression of interest by the January 15 deadline, signalling its intent to make a formal offer.
The airline has a debt burden of around Rs 60,000 crore and the government is still working on the modalities for the disinvestment.
The services will initially be only data services as the clearances for voice require some more time.
Nearly five years after starting operations, Vistara -- a joint venture between Tatas and Singapore Airlines -- is also likely to be the first domestic carrier to provide inflight connectivity within India.
"Various agencies, including the Central Bureau of Investigation, Enforcement Directorate, Information Bureau, Central Labour Institute, Border Security Force and the Indian Audit Board, have been told that tickets would not be issued to their officials on credit. Each of these agencies owe more than Rs 10 lakh to the national carrier," the senior official said.
The Wadia group-owned airline cancelled as many as 40 flights this week on account of shortage of staff and inclement weather, among others issues.
The jetliner was grounded in March after a design flaw was linked to two fatal crashes, in Indonesia and Ethiopia. The earlier episode involving messages prompted a rebuke by the agency and stirred tensions between the regulator and the planemaker.