This is to inform you that on Thursday, October 12, 2023, the Delhi High Court directed the lessors of Go First to access records. Yes, you heard it right, Delhi HC’s order may impact Go First’s plans to restart operations as the airline has not clarified on the availability of aircraft. In a potential setback process for Go First’s insolvency, the High Court of Delhi directed the airline to give important aircraft documents to the lessors. Kindly note that the airline has been given a period of seven days to provide the key documents of the aircraft to its lessors. This major decision of the High Court came on Thursday, October 12, 2023. Since the court ruled the airline to provide key documents of the aircraft, people in the industry and the same field have been keenly following updates on it. Continue reading this article for more details.
Court allows Go First lessors access to airworthiness documents
Talking about the documents, these papers include records on the removal of airframe and engine parts, historical data, online records, storage, and any documents relevant to the worthiness of the aircraft. In addition, the high court also ruled the airlines to give technical records and statements of aircraft. The high court also mandated that the DGCA (Directorate General of Civil Aviation) allow lessors access to pertinent documents through the Bureau of Civil Aviation Security. Furthermore, a bench of the Delhi High Court said on Thursday that for the inspection of the aircraft by the lessors, security arrangements must be put in place. The court further clarified that lessors have the right to inspect the aircraft while GO First will continue to be responsible for maintaining the aircraft as part of the agreement. Swipe down the page and read more details.
It is expected that the access of aircraft to the airline may be hindered which would impact Go First’s plan to restart operations. However, due to not clarifying the availability of aircraft the Go First airline is not able to secure the funds needed the resume its operation. Who are the lessors of Go First? According to the reports, lessors including ACG Aircraft Leasing Ireland, DAE 13 Ireland Designated Activity, and BOC Aviation (Ireland) had submitted new applications as they found the aircraft parked in poor condition during their inspections. A further hearing in this matter will take place on October 19. Lessors have filed a petition to the high court. Stay tuned.