Trident Turboprop (Dublin) Ltd v First Flight Couriers Ltd: CA 2 Apr 2009

The appellant entered into two aircraft leasing agreements but were unable to maintain payments. They appealed against rejection of their argument that the agreements were not exempt from the controls under the 1977 Act by being international supply agreements.
Held: The appeal failed. The intention of section 26 was to exclude such agreements entirely from control, and the section could be satisfactorily construed to do this: ‘although the aircraft were to be delivered to the lessee in this country, both parties were well aware that they were being leased by First Flight for use in their business and were to be taken to India for that purpose. If, therefore, as its language suggests, subsection (4)(a) is not limited to contracts under which goods must be carried across national boundaries in order to fulfil a contractual obligation, a contract of this kind must fall within it.’

Lord Justice Waller, Lady Justice Arden and Lord Justice Moore-Bick
[2009] EWCA Civ 290
Bailii, Times
Unfair Contract Terms Act 1977 26, Misrepresentation Act 1967 3
England and Wales
Appeal FromTrident Turboprop (Dublin) Ltd v First Flight Couriers Ltd Comc 17-Jul-2008
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Updated: 11 November 2021; Ref: scu.329548