Jet Airways, the Indian full-service carrier which has been grounded since April 2019 and is currently in its revival process has now successfully conducted proving flights and waiting for the Air Operator Certificate (AOC).
On Tuesday, May 17 the airline completed the second — and final — set of two proving flights with 31 people on board, including officials from the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA).
“We have successfully conducted our proving flights over two days, and we now look forward to the grant of the AOC by the DGCA.”said, spokesperson, Jalan-Kalrock Consortium
Jet Airways completed the first set of three proving flights on Sunday, with 18 passengers on board, including DGCA officials.
The final step for the airline to receive the AOC is to conduct proving flights. The airline must complete five landings (five flights) in order to successfully complete its proving flights.
According to sources, the two proving flights on Tuesday were undertaken on the Delhi-Hyderabad and Hyderabad-Delhi routes using the carrier’s Boeing 737 aircraft.
The previous three proving flights on Sunday were on the Delhi-Mumbai, Mumbai-Ahmedabad, and Ahmedabad-Delhi routes, all utilising the same aircraft.
Jet Airways conducted a test flight to and from Hyderabad on May 5 in order to secure the AOC.
Naresh Goyal owned the airline in its previous incarnation, which performed its final flight on April 17, 2019. Jet Airways is now promoted by the Jalan-Kalrock Consortium.
The airline intends to resume commercial flights in the July-September quarter of this year.