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Lessor asks DGCA to de-register SpiceJet’s Boeing 737-800 aircraft

Alterna Aircraft Ltd, located in Ireland, has urged the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) to de-register its aircraft operated by SpiceJet, reports Mint. In its appeal to India’s aviation regulator, Alterna did not state why one of its Boeing 737-800 planes should be deregistered.

Recently, SpiceJet has been in the news due to a number of events involving technical difficulties on its flights. Additionally, the Indian aviation authority was asked to deregister three of SpiceJet’s aircraft by one of its lessors with a base in Dubai.

“This aircraft is part of early termination agreement executed with the lessor way back in November 2021,” a SpiceJet spokesperson said. “This aircraft has already been removed from our fleet for over eight months and does not in any manner affect our operations or schedule”.

When lease agreements are terminated for reasons such as non-payment of lease rentals, lessees frequently request for de-registration.

In 18 days, Spicejet Airlines reported at least eight occurrences of technical difficulties. Following this, the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) did not discover any significant safety violations during spot checks on SpiceJet aircraft, according to Union Minister of State for Civil Aviation V K Singh on Monday.


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