MUMBAI: India's airlines have asked the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) to provide clarity as per new guidelines on pilot certification requirements when foreign-registered aircraft are leased and operated in India. "Currently, the only way to operate foreign-registered aircraft in India is to wet lease them, which means the pilots and crew come with the aircraft. Also, wet leases can only be done for a limited period," said an executive who heads aircraft purchase and financing at an Indian low-fare carrier. Wet lease entails the hiring of an airline crew along with a plane.
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