NEW DELHI, March 26 (Reuters) - India's aviation regulator
said it has deregistered 15 aircraft operated by Kingfisher
Airlines, paving the way for global leasing companies
to take them back and easing worries that the dispute might hurt
purchases by other Indian carriers.
Arun Mishra, director general of civil aviation, also said
the regulator would meet tax officials and airport operators on
Tuesday to discuss issues related to other planes leased by
Kingfisher, whose aircraft have been grounded for months by a
Aircraft lessor International Lease Finance Corp
said on Monday it had successfully removed one of six aircraft
stranded in India by the dispute over the suspension of
operations at Kingfisher Airlines.
Kingfisher has another 15 leased planes, besides 10 it owns,
said V P Agrawal, chairman of the Airports Authority of India.
(Reporting by Anurag Kotoky; Writing by Ranjit Gangadharan;
Editing by Clarence Fernandez)