In a positive development, Go First, the renowned airline, is set to soar the skies once again. The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA), operating under the Ministry of Aviation, has granted permission to Go First to resume flight operations, albeit with certain conditions. This approval was communicated to Go First’s Resolution Professional, Shailendra Ajmera, in a formal notification from the DGCA.
DGCA Accepts Go First’s Resumption Plan and Allows Flight Operations Under Conditions
The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) has officially reviewed and accepted the resumption plan submitted by Go First, the prominent airline operator. As a result, the regulator has granted approval to Go First to recommence its flight operations, effective from June 26. However, it is essential to note that the DGCA has imposed certain conditions that the airline must comply with in order to ensure a safe and smooth resumption of its services.
The DGCA has emphasized the critical importance for Go First Airlines to possess a valid Air Operator Certificate (AOC) at all times. The AOC is a prerequisite for an airline to operate flights and indicates that the carrier complies with the necessary safety and operational standards set by the regulatory authority.
Additionally, the DGCA has underscored the significance of maintaining aircraft in proper condition. Ensuring that the aircraft used for aviation are well-maintained and meet the prescribed safety standards is imperative for the safety of passengers and crew members.
Moreover, the DGCA has stressed that any changes within the company that could impact the resumption plan submitted by the resolution professional must be promptly communicated to the regulatory authority. This includes informing the DGCA immediately about any modifications or alterations to the original plan to ensure transparency and regulatory compliance.
Furthermore, the resolution professional responsible for overseeing the resumption process must provide the DGCA with comprehensive information on various aspects of the airline’s operations. This includes details related to the flight schedule, aircraft status, pilots, cabin crew, Aircraft Maintenance Engineers (AME), and flight dispatchers. Such comprehensive reporting allows the DGCA to effectively monitor the airline’s compliance with safety and operational requirements.
Scheduled flight operations by Go First can only be initiated once the airline has access to interim funds. Furthermore, the approval of the flight schedule by the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) is essential before the airline can commence its scheduled services.
In addition, Go First is permitted to sell flight tickets to passengers only after receiving approval from the DGCA. This requirement ensures that the airline has met all necessary safety and operational standards before offering its services to the public.