The grounding of Boeing 737 MAX after the crash of Ethopian Airline, by the aviation regulator has hit the flying operations of Spice Jet Airline. The budget carrier has to ground 13 of its Boeing MAX airplanes after the DGCA order. This has caused major disruptions in the flying operations of SpiceJet.
As per sources SpiceJet is considering to secure used aircraft of to maintain its expansion plans. SpiceJet will be using the the grounded aircraft of Jet Airways to continue its flying operations. The airline will be using other Boeing models of grounded aircraft.
Naresh Goyal founded Jet Airways has grounded about 50 airplanes due to non-payment rental to the lessor. Banning few, lessors have not deregistered these aircraft from Jet’s name, repossessed and flown them out of India.
“On Saturday, three companies that leased Boeing 737 NG (new generation, not Max) to Jet and grounded them for non-payment met SpiceJet chairman Ajay Singh. The
aircraft are in India and in terms of processes it is easier to deregister them from Jet’s name and lease them to SpiceJet so that they can start flying the planes at the earliest,”
said one source close to the developments.