On its 29th birthday, grounded airline Jet Airways flew a test flight as part of its SOP (Standard Operating Procedure) to get an air operator certificate.
"Jet Airways flew again today, May 5, our 29th birthday! It's an emotional day for all of us who have been waiting, working, and praying for this day, as well as Jet's devoted customers who can't wait for the airline to resume operations " according to the company.
After successfully completing its proving flights, the airline could acquire its air operator certificate (AOC) in May.
Jet Airways is in the midst of resuming operations under its new sponsors, the Jalan-Kalrock Consortium, after not flying since April 17, 2019.
On April 4, aviation veteran Sanjiv Kapoor took over as the airline’s chief executive officer.
The airline has stated that during its start-up phase, it will fly flights with female cabin crew members and will hire male cabin crew members if it achieves a particular operational capacity.
A Jet Airways representative stated earlier in a statement,
“We have a small number of NCR-based cabin crew on our books who are trained and qualified on the Boeing 737 aircraft and will be flying our proving flights soon. Several of them had previously worked for Jet Airways.”
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