Govt to clear Dreamliner compensation in 10 days

The keenly awaited compensation package for delayed deliveries of the new fleet of Dreamliner aircraft by Boeing to the state-owned Air India is likely to be announced by the United Progressive Alliance government in the next five to ten days.

The Union Cabinet will take up this matter soon, Civil Aviation Minister Ajit Singh said on Saturday while speaking to reporters at Arakkonam, about 80 km from Chennai, after reviewing the passing-out parade of the first batch of assistant sub-inspectors for the Central Industrial Security Force (CISF).

The finalisation of the proposed compensation package for the Boeing 787 “Dreamliner” aircraft to join Air India is crucial for the deliveries to begin.

To another query, Singh also disclosed that a new director-general of civil aviation will be appointed soon.

The minister also expressed satisfaction at the Air India pilots strike being “eventually resolved quite amicably”.

Earlier, at the function at Arakkonam, Singh commended the CISF personnel for safeguarding government offices, airports and space research installations.

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