The operations of the KFA are under suspension since 30th September 2012 due to strike by its employees. Union Minister of Civil Aviation ShriAjit Singh while taking a strong note of the situation has said that there will be no compromise on safety of aircraft operations.
The Government has also taken legal opinion in this regard. As per Section 15(2)(b) of Schedule XI of the Aircraft Rules 1937, DGCA may cancel or suspend permit of an Airline for such period as he thinks fit, if he is satisfied that the holder of the permit has failed to establish a safe, efficient and reliable service.
Earlier, the CEO of the Airline had assured to resume operations by the 4-5 October 2012 but the Airline has not been able to resolve its issues.
They have not approached DGCA with any operational plan. DGCA reviewed the current situation of the Airline today and decided to issue the show cause notice to the Airlines.