Go First asked to submit status report of all leased aircrafts

On August 7, 2023, the Supreme Court went against the decision of the Go First appeal against the order of the High Court, allowing for the aircraft inspections.

On August 7, 2023, the Supreme Court went against the decision of the Go First appeal against the order of the High Court, allowing for the aircraft inspections. The court mentioned that it would not intervene in the proceedings of the Delhi High Court. On July 12, the High Court permitted lessors to inspect 30 aircraft. The airline has a fleet of 56 aircraft, which are on lease. The aircraft lessor who leased their aircraft to Go First filed a writ with the Delhi High Court to release their aircraft leased to the airline.

On May 10, the airline filed a plea for Insolvency with the National Company Law Tribunal(NCLT). The tribunal has accepted the plea and initiated the process by appointing the Insolvency Resolution Professional(IRP). The High Court has directed the airline not to remove or replace aircraft parts without the lessor’s permission. While the High Court has directed the lessor to continue the inspection, the NCLT tribunal has not given the permission. Given this, the National Company Appellate Tribunal(NCLAT) has modified the NCLT decision and granted the engine lessor to inspect the engines leased out to the Go First airline. The tribunal recently asked the airline to submit a maintenance report of all leased aircraft. The court has also ordered to comply with its order dated 4th August, which has similar requirements. Throughout this process, the appointed Resolution Professional(RP) blamed the lessor for not maintaining the aircraft and keeping it in good condition.

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