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CDB Aviation moves to take back A330s from Jet Airways

CDB Aviation has filed applications to deregister two Airbus A330-300s operated by Jet Airways, while Castlelake and Orix Aviation have also filed similar motions to take back Boeing 737-800s.

Records from India’s Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) show that the A330s bear MSNs 1370 and 1361 and are usually stationed in Mumbai. They are powered by General Electric CF6 engines.

They are the first widebody aircraft that a lessor has applied to have deregistered, with most filings to date seeking deregistration of 737s and ATR 72s.

The latest update from the DGCA also shows that Castlelake has filed to deregister two 737-800s (MSNs 33555 and 33556), which are owned by the CLAST 2016-1 porfolio, and Orix MSN 42800.

Ten 737NGs have now been deregistered in accordance with requests form the lessors that manage them, while there are 19 requests that are still pending.

The DGCA has five working days to deregister an aircraft after receiving the request. After that is completed, the owners then have to gain clearances from airports and government agencies if they choose to export the aircraft from India, which in some cases may take weeks.

Jet suspended international flights on 12 April for three days

There are some signs that former Jet Airways aircraft are being marketed to other carriers. SpiceJet has said that it will lease 16 737-800s, the first of which are likely to arrive within days – potentially signalling that they were formally operated by the rival carrier.

SpiceJet did not respond to a question from FlightGlobal about the lessors that are supplying those aircraft.

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