India: Go First to be accountable to Aviation Authority

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India's civil aviation authority has given bankrupt low-cost airline Go First a 30-day deadline to submit a plan to resume operations. The request is extremely extensive because you want to be informed in detail.

The background is also that many Lessors have already retracted their aircraft. The authority also wants proof that all outstanding salaries have been paid and that Go First submits a financial plan. The origin of the funds must also be proven. In addition, information is required about who is to maintain the fleet in the future and which employees still work for Go First.

If the insolvent carrier does not comply with this request, the DGCA would confiscate the AOC and the operating license. It is currently completely unclear whether Go First will be able to get back in the air. In any case, the signs are not particularly rosy, because in the dispute with the engine manufacturer Pratt & Whitney there are no signs of reconciliation.