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Two more Spicejet aircraft will be deregistered? The reader has requested the DGCA Aviation news

India’s low-cost carrier SpiceJet has reported numerous technical glitches in the recent past leading to a turbulent time for the airline. Since then, aviation regulator Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) has been receiving requests to cancel the registration of its aircraft. Recently, the aviation watchdog received another request to cancel the registration of two more B737 aircraft leased to carrier SpiceJet. Cancellation of registration requested by Irish lessor Horizon Aviation. This is the third instance in the past few weeks that the regulator has received a deregistration request for a leased aircraft from SpiceJet. In the present case, the DGCA received the request for deregistration of the aircraft on August 25 and both the aircraft are staying in New Delhi.

Requests for deregistration of flights are filed under the Irrevocable Deregistration and Export Request Authorization (IDERA) and sources said it is usually filed if a charterer and the airline fail to reach a payment negotiation.

Earlier, budget carrier SpiceJet said it plans to replace all its old Boeing aircraft with new Max models in a phased manner and will induct around 20 new Max planes into its fleet by the next calendar year.

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The deregistration process is usually allowed only after the aviation regulator checks whether the aircraft has any dues from tax authorities and airports. The government has taken measures to strengthen the ecosystem for aircraft leasing and financing in India.

(with inputs from IANS)

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