According to a PTI report, the Ministry of Home Affairs has granted security clearance to Jet Airways, which plans to relaunch commercial flight operations in the coming months under the new ownership of the Jalan-Kalrock Consortium.
It is worth noting that, last week the airline has successfully operated a test flight between Hyderabad and Delhi by using its Boeing 737 (VT–SXE), the aircraft which was previously operated by Jet Airways -under its old management and was subsequently leased out to SpiceJet.
On May 6, the Ministry of Civil Aviation (MoCA) in a letter to the airline stated that the Union home ministry of India had granted it security clearance.
The letter, which has been accessed by PTI, said, it is;
“directed to refer to your application? to convey security clearance for change in shareholding pattern of the company/firm, for scheduled operator permit, on the basis of security clearance received from the Ministry of Home Affairs”.
Jet Airways may operate proving flights soon
Following the successful execution of test flights on Thursday, the airline will now conduct proving flights after which the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) will grant the Air Operator Certificate (AOC).
Operating proving flights is an important step for Jet Airways in order to revalidate its air operator certificate (AOC) and start commercial flight operations.
While operating proving flights, airline personnel must operate in the same manner as when conducting commercial operations to prove preparedness and safety standards. Not just that, this also includes check-in-counter staff, engineers, pilots, and cabin crew performing their duties.