Thursday, October 12, 2023

Go First Case: Delhi High Court allows lessors to engage security to monitor aircraft

The Delhi High Court on October 12 permitted the lessors of the grounded airline Go First to engage security personnel to monitor their aircrafts engine and other parts.

The court also directed the airline's resolution professional (RP) to grant access to all the documents pertaining to the maintenance of aircraft, engines and airframes to the lessors in two weeks. The RP, however, will continue to maintain the aircraft.

The order was passed on lessors please seeking permission to maintain their aircraft. The case will now be heard on October 19.

The lessors have accused the RP of not maintaining the aircraft. DAE 13 Ireland alleged that the condition of the aircraft was deteriorating every time it inspected the planes.

DAE, which has leased two aircraft, alleged in its plea that RP was not giving it access to documents such as maintenance records, which were essential to determine if the planes were being maintained in an airworthy condition.

Other lessors such as BOC Aviation Ireland and ACG Aircraft Leasing, too, have also filed similar please. ACG Leasing has alleged that fan blades, escape slides and many critical parts were missing from at least two planes.

Another lessor has urged the court to direct Go First to replace "robbed" parts from its leased jets and allow it to appoint round-the-clock security to guard grounded aircraft.

12/10/2023 SN Thyagarajan/Moneycontrol

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