With it, Modi became the first incumbent Indian PM to be flown by foreign pilots onboard an Americanregistered aircraft.The use of the Kodiak 100by PM raises a serious safety issue. The requirement that he takes a twin-engine plane holds even when PM is travelling for nonofficial reasons. It is a moment of pride for us that he chose it for trial run of a seaplane which has a huge potential. It's third flight for the day took off around 10.45 am and had the PM onboard. The one-year old aircraft is registered in the US and information culled from Federal Aviation Administration website, shows its registered owner as "Bank of Utah trustee''.

Source:   Times of India
December 12, 2017 19:18 UTC