DGCA deregisters three SpiceJet aircraft after the lessor puts in the request

DGCA deregisters three SpiceJet aircraft after the lessor puts in the request

The DGCA canceled the registration of three SpiceJet planes on Thursday, five days after their lessor Dubai Aerospace Enterprise (DAE) requested the aviation authority to do so, sources said.

In addition, the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) is expected to cancel the registration of another SpiceJet aircraft on Friday, acceding to Irish aircraft lessor Alterna’s August 1 request, they added.

DAE and Alterna have filed Irrevocable Deregistration and Export Authorization (IDERA) applications to deregister the above four aircraft.

An IDERA application is usually made by the lessor when negotiations with the airline regarding payment of fees fail.

While SpiceJet did not issue any new statement on Thursday, it did issue a communiqué on the DAE action earlier this week.

“SpiceJet plans to gradually replace all its older Boeing aircraft with the new Max model. By the next calendar year, SpiceJet will induct around 20 new Max aircraft into its fleet. As part of this modernization plan, we are returning older aircraft in phases including these three aircraft,” it said.

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