An Irish aircraft leasing firm today moved Delhi High Court seeking de-registration of a plane given by it to troubled SpiceJet for alleged non-payment of dues, with the court seeking the aviation regulator DGCA’s response on the matter.
In its petition, Dublin-based Wilmington Trust SP Services Ltd has sought cancellation of the registration of one aircraft leased by it to SpiceJet on grounds of alleged non-payment of dues.
Justice Rajiv Shakdher issued notice to the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) and Spicejet and sought their responses on the petition.
DGCA, represented by advocates Anjana Gosain and Pradeep Desodya, said the company has already made a representation to the aviation regulator and it was pending.
In December last year, another firm – B&B Air Acquisition and Leasing Ltd – had moved the high court seeking directions to DGCA to cancel the registration of aircraft stated to have been leased by it to Spicejet.
The court, however, had disposed of the plea by asking DGCA to expeditiously decide on the application of the firm.
B&B Air, thereafter, filed an appeal against the December 2014 decision of the single judge. The appeal is pending before a division bench.