Jet Airways granted with air operator certificate by DGCA

Jet Airways completed all proving flights on May 17 and is currently waiting for the DGCA to grant it an air operator certificate (AOC). The airline conducted the second — and final — set of two proving flights with 31 people aboard, including officials from the Directorate General of Civil Aviation, according to sources (DGCA).

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According to Arun Kumar, the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA), Jet Airways has been given an air operator certificate. As a result, the airline can resume commercial flights.

According to its owner Jalan-Kalrock Consortium, Jet Airways completed all proving flights on May 17 and is currently waiting for the DGCA to grant it an air operator certificate (AOC). The airline conducted the second — and final — set of two proving flights with 31 people aboard, including officials from the Directorate General of Civil Aviation, according to sources (DGCA).

They said that on May 15, Jet Airways flew the first of three proving flights with 18 people on board, including DGCA officials.

The airline must prove flights in order to receive the AOC. The aircraft must complete five landings (five flights) in order to successfully complete its proving flights. In a statement on May 17, the spokesperson of the Jalan-Kalrock Consortium stated, “We have successfully conducted our proving flights over two days, and we now look forward to the grant of the AOC by the DGCA.”

According to sources, the carrier’s Boeing 737 airliner flew the two proving flights on Tuesday on the Delhi-Hyderabad and Hyderabad-Delhi routes.

They added that the three proving flights on Sunday were on the same plane. And flew between Delhi and Mumbai, Mumbai and Ahmedabad, and Ahmedabad and Delhi. Jet Airways did a test flight to and from Hyderabad on May 5 in order to secure the AOC.

Jet Airways requested security clearance last year

On December 13 of last year, the new owners of Jet, a group led by Kalrock Capital. And Murari Lal Jalan, requested for security clearance. Sanjiv Kapoor, former chief strategy and commercial officer at Vistara, was named Chief Executive Officer of the airline last month.

Jet already employs around 150 people and is in talks with vendors, including lessors, about relaunching the company. It ceased operations in April 2019 due to losses and debt. The National Company Law Tribunal accepted it for insolvency proceedings in June 2019. In June of last year, the bankruptcy court authorised the Jalan-Kalrock consortium’s resolution plan after a two-year insolvency procedure.

The airline plans to restart commercial flight operations in the July-September quarter in 2022.