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Despite 3 planes de-registered by DGCA, airline says no impact on operations

SpiceJet said three of its planes have been de-registered by the aviation regulator Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA). A total of five planes had been listed for de-registration by lessors and one of the lessors had requested for suspension of request for de-registration of two planes, the airline added. Two of three de-registered planes were non-operational and there’s no impact on operations, SpiceJet said.

SpiceJet lessors approached the aviation regulator for the deregistration of three planes of the airline earlier this month. These lessors including Wilmington Trust SP Services, Sabarmati Aviation Leasing, and Falgu Aviation Leasing have sought the deregistration of one aircraft each, as per news agency PTI. Notably all three planes belonged to SMBC, another SpiceJet lessor.

SpiceJet has 67 aircraft in its fleet, of which 30 were not in service as on May 3. The airline’s fleet comprises Boeing 737, B737 Max and Bombardier Q400 jets. SpiceJet spokesperson said in a statement: “Two of the three planes are grounded for a long period now and the same doesn’t affect our operations”. The airline further said it is working to bring back its fleet on the back of the loan sanctioned under the Emergency Credit Line Guarantee Scheme (ECLGS). (Source: Agencies)


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