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SpiceJet in talks to lease other aircraft after India grounds 737 MAX fleet

The airline was forced to ground its 12 Boeing Co 737 MAX 8 planes by India's aviation watchdog due to safety concerns after an Ethiopian Airlines plane crash that killed 157 people

Reuters 

SpiceJet

Ltd said on Friday it was in talks will lessors globally to induct aircraft, in an effort to fill a gap after the grounding of its MAX fleet.

The airline was forced to ground its 12 Co 737 MAX 8 planes by India’s aviation watchdog due to safety concerns after an Ethiopian Airlines that killed 157 people earlier this month.

The low-cost carrier could also benefit from cash-strapped Jet Airways being forced to ground planes, and is in talks with lessors to lease some of those aircraft, a person with direct knowledge of the matter had told Reuters earlier this week.

First Published: Fri, March 22 2019. 15:49 IST
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