According to an official document, the Joint Home Office has granted a safety clearance to Jet Airways, which plans to restart commercial flight operations in the coming months. The Jalan-Kalrock Consortium is currently the promoter of Jet Airways. The airline’s old avatar is owned by Naresh Goyal and completed its last flight on April 17, 2019.
Last Thursday, the airline conducted a test flight to and from Hyderabad Airport, a step towards obtaining an air operator certificate.
The Ministry of Civil Aviation issued a letter to the airline on May 6 informing the airline of the security clearance granted by the Federal Ministry of the Interior. The letter, accessed by PTI, said it was “designed to refer to your application…according to the Department of Home Affairs”.
The test flight last Thursday was to prove to aviation regulator DGCA that the plane and its components were functioning properly.
Following Thursday’s test flight, the airline must conduct a verification flight, after which the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) will award an air operator certificate.
Attestation flight is similar to commercial flight, with DGCA officers and airline officers on board as passengers and crew.
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