DGCA Nods Yes To Go First For Resuming Flights With Some Conditions To Follow

by Shreya Ghosh
DGCA Nods Yes To Go First For Resuming Flights With Some Conditions To Follow

We are aware that Go First stalled its flight operations for a few months now. They decided to go for insolvency back in May and stopped flight services. After a span of about 2 months, they got the green signal to resume the facilities from the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA). The low-cost airline has received approval from the civil aviation regulator but is subjected to a few conditions. Read on to know all about these rules.

DGCA Mentioned These Conditions For Go First To Resume Services

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The airline can begin operations with 15 aircraft or 114 daily flights, according to a report by LiveMint. Go First can only start the operations with the availability of interim funding. The civil aviation watchdog stated in a statement that the airline will also need DGCA’s approval of the flight schedule. An official shared that Go First is all set to resume flights with 15 aircraft and the pilots available at the present moment. There are goals to expand things accordingly after they restart.

Also read: Go First Is All Set To Restart Operations With 152 Flights Per Day, Seeks DGCA’s Approval 

Also, Go First will require to let DGCA know about any changes in the company that “has a bearing on the resumption plan submitted by the resolution professional”, stated DGCA. Along with all these, the low-cost airline will need to submit its proposed schedule to the regulator before resuming services. DGCA mentioned that this schedule will consist of information about the available resources such as:

  • Qualified pilots
  • Cabin crew
  • Airworthy aircraft
  • Aircraft maintenance engineers
  • Flight dispatchers

Once this schedule gets approved by DGCA, the airline can start selling tickets to passengers, shared by the regulator.

Here Are All The Conditions Specified By The DGCA:


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  • According to the conditions provided by the civil aviation regulator, Go First will need to be certain of compliance with all applicable regulatory requirements.
  • The airline will require to continue the airworthiness of the aircraft getting used for services.
  • The next condition is about subjecting all the aircraft to a satisfactory handling flight prior to deploying those for services.

Also read: DGCA Says Notice Period For Go First Pilots Is 1 Year; Pilots Are Exasperated

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