Jet Airways All Set To Fly Again After 3 Years As ‘Proving Flights’ Completed! DGCA Approval Remaining Now
Jet Airways has completed the second and final set of two proving flights.
The flight had 31 people on board, including officials from the aviation regulator DGCA.
Revalidation Just Around The Corner
It now waits for the DGCA to grant it its air operator certificate (AOC).
According to a senior DGCA official, the airline could get its AOC revalidated this week.
Proving flights is the last step before the airline can be granted an air operator certificate.
A total of five landings (five flights) have to be done by the aircraft to successfully complete its proving flights.
How The Trips Went
The first of the three proving flights using the carrier’s Boeing 737 plane was conducted on the Delhi-Mumbai route
The second one was scheduled to return to Delhi, but after it departed from Mumbai DGCA officials told the pilots to divert to Ahmedabad.
This is not unusual, since the DGCA diverts aircraft during proving flights to test the readiness of a new airline in handling such situations.
It safely landed in Ahmedabad, and sometime after that the third flight was conducted on the Ahmedabad-Delhi route.
The spokesperson of Jalan-Kalrock Consortium, the airline’s owner, confirmed that it had successfully conducted its proving flights over two days and now looks forward to the grant of the AOC by the DGCA.
The company tweeted a message saying the same and that it is “coming back”.
It will be making a comeback after it had operated its last flight on April 17, 2019, succumbing to a mountain of debt.
It will restart commercial flight operations in July-September.