Singapore’s SIAC directs Pratt Whitney to supply Go First with 20 engines

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Singapore’s SIAC directs Pratt Whitney to supply Go First with 20 engines

The Singapore International Arbitration Centre SIAC directed Pratt Whitney P&W to deliver five engine engines per month to Go First airline starting August 1, 2023, the report said.

By December 2023, SiAC directed P&W to supply Go First with 20 engines, CNBC TV 18 reported.

On March 13, 2023, Go Airlines had argued to the Singapore International Arbitration Centre SIAC against Pratt Whitney and its engine delays.

On May 10, the National Company Law Tribunal NCLT had admitted the airline's voluntary insolvency resolution petition and appointed Abhilash Lal as the IRP to manage the airline.

The lessors are unable to deregister and take back the aircraft leased to the carrier after a moratorium on financial obligations and transfer of assets has been imposed in the wake of the insolvency resolution proceedings.

Go First stopped flying in early May because of cash problems and after it had to ground more than half of its 54 planes because of supply issues from the American engine maker.

Go First said it has been forced to seek voluntary insolvency resolution proceedings because of Pratt Whitney engines' serial failure, which resulted in grounding of 50 percent of the fleet and is no longer in a position to continue to meet its financial obligations.

Go First had said it has been forced to apply to the National Company Law Tribunal NCLT because of the recurring and persistent issues with the GTF Geared Turbofan engines supplied by P&W.