The Delhi High court has directed Kingfisher Airlines to return all components leased out to it by Lufthansa Technik India following a petition by the latter that the carrier was using them even after it breached an obligation to make timely payments.
A single member bench of Justice S N Dhingra directed Kingfisher Airlines to make an inventory of all components leased out to it by Lufthansa Technik while receiving technical support for its fleet.
"An inventory of the home based components (those used in maintenance, overhaul and repair) leased out by Lufthansa Technik to Kingfisher Airlines under the agreement in question be prepared," Justice Dhingra said while passing an interim order.
In its petition Lufthansa Technik said Kingfisher terminated the agreement on August 18.
Lufthansa Technik India also alleged that Kingfisher Airlines "breached its obligation to make timely payment to it as per terms and agreement".
According to the company, Kingfisher has not paid dues of Rs 17.7 crore for the months of July, August and September this year despite enjoying technical support.