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.
"We have successfully undertaken our proving flights over two days," a Jalan-Kalrock Consortium representative said in a statement on May 17. "We now look forward to the DGCA grant of the AOC."
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.