- Case relates to alleged violation of norms over 5/20 rules
- 5/20 rule dictates eligibility for license to fly abroad
- CBI case against Air Asia group CEO Tony Fernandes, others
The case relates to alleged violation of norms by directors of the aviation company for relaxation of 5/20 rules in the aviation sector to get licenses for international operations, as well as violation of Foreign Investment Promotion Board (FIPB)rules, they said.
The 5/20 rule means that a company needs five years of experience and 20 aircraft to become eligible for the license, the officials said.
Besides 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, Director of Singapore-based SNR Trading Rejendra Dubey and unidentified public servants have been named in the FIR.
Air Asia Group CEO Tony Fernandes allegedly lobbied with government servants for clearances, removal of existing 5/20 rule of aviation and change in regulatory policies, the agency has alleged.
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