The Union Home Office has granted security clearance to Jet Airways which plans to restart commercial flight operations in the coming months, according to an official document.
The Jalan-Kalrock consortium is currently the promoter of Jet Airways. The airline in its old avatar was owned by Naresh Goyal and operated its last flight on April 17, 2019.
Last Thursday, the airline carried out its test flight to and from Hyderabad airport as part of a step towards obtaining the air operator certificate.
A letter sent by the Ministry of Civil Aviation to the airline on May 6 informs it of the granting of security clearance by the Union Ministry of Interior.
The letter, which PTI had access to, stated that it was “directed to refer to your application…to convey security clearance for change of company/business shareholding, for scheduled operator license , based on the security clearance received from the Ministry of the Interior”.
Last Thursday’s test flight was carried out to prove to the DGCA aviation regulator that the aircraft and its components are operating normally.
After Thursday’s test flight, the airline must carry out test flights after which the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGAC) will issue the air operator certificate.
Demonstration flights are similar to commercial flights with DGCA and airline officials as passengers and cabin crew on board.