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Delhi HG bars Go First from flying lessors’ aircraft

The Delhi High Court has said that scheduled maintenance cannot be considered as a reason to include flying of aircraft and restrained Go First to continue with maintenance flights.

In its judgement the High Court said that the resolution professional (RP) appointed under the insolvency law to manage the airline has not been able to show any urgency or grave imminent threat to led the aircraft to fly maintenance flights without any prior notice.
The orders for the Go First to maintain the status quo in respect of handling non-revenue flights of the petitioner lessor’s aircraft till further orders.

The high court termed as “misconceived” the contention of the RP that 2 of the 10 aircraft have been flown by Go Airlines as these were handling flights forming part of the scheduled maintenance activity for an aircraft.

“The respondent no.9/ RP of Go Airlines has also not been able to show any urgency or any grave imminent threat to these aircraft to suddenly and without any prior notice, compel the respondent no.9 RP to fly these aircraft.

“Prima facie, the term – scheduled maintenance cannot be understood to include flying the aircraft even if it is a non-commercial flight. Thus, respondent no.9/ RP of Go Airlines cannot be permitted at this stage, to continue with these handling/maintenance flights,” Justice Ganju said, reported PTI

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