Union home ministry grants security clearance to Jet Airways
The Union Home Ministry has awarded security clearance to Jet Airways, which aims to restart commercial flight operations in the coming months, according to an official document.
The Jalan-Kalrock Consortium is now promoting Jet Airways. The airline was previously owned by Naresh Goyal, and the last flight was on April 17, 2019.
The airline conducted a test flight to and from Hyderabad International Airport on Thursday in order to obtain an air operator certificate.
On May 6, the civil aviation ministry informed the airline that it had received security clearance from the Union home ministry.
According to the letter seen by PTI, it is “directed to refer to your application… to communicate security approval for change in shareholding pattern of the company/firm, for scheduled operator permit, on the basis of security clearance received from the Ministry of Home Affairs.”
The test flight on Thursday was intended to demonstrate to the DGCA that the aircraft and its components are in good working order.
After the test flight on Thursday, the airline must execute proving flights before the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) issues the air operator certificate.
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