Pratt & Whitney to go legal against Go First Airline allegation; ‘Claims without merit’
The tiff between Go First Airline and Pratt and Whitney (P&W) can now take a legal turn. The latter has defended themselves after it was alleged by the airlines that the US jet manufacturer have been responsible for their financial position and bankruptcy.
P&W spokesperson has stated to new agency ANI, “Go First’s allegations that Pratt & Whitney is responsible for its financial condition are without merit. Pratt & Whitney will vigorously defend itself against Go’s claims, and is pursuing its own legal recourse.”
The airline, which is owned by trouble Wadia Group, has earlier alleged that the engines supplied by P&W had been faulty, which led to its ongoing financial crisis, and were later forced to file an involuntary bankruptcy petition.
Citing operational reasons, Go First has cancelled all its flights till May 19.
The National Company Law Tribunal (NCLT), on Wednesday, admitted Go First’s plea for voluntary insolvency and admitted for the initiation Corporate Insolvency Resolution Process (CIRP) proceedings. The airline has been granted protection under moratorium from recovery by lessors and lenders.
P&W had earlier stated that the Go First Airline has a long history of failing to meet its financial commitments to jet manufacturers.