After 3 years, Jet Airways conducts first test flight in Hyderabad

NEW DELHIEdited By: Nikhil PandeyUpdated: May 06, 2022, 02:26 PM IST
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After the test flight, Jet Airways has to conduct proving flights after which the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) will grant the air operator certificate (AOC). Photograph:(Twitter)

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Incidentally, 29 years ago, Jet operated its first flight on May 5. The airline ceased operations in April 2019 due to mounting debt.

After a three-year break, a Jet Airways plane took to the sky again on Thursday. 

It was doing a test flight above Hyderabad, which lasted 1 hour and 38 minutes.

Pilots Manav Gupta, Ankush Sharma, and Vishesh Oberoi of Jet Airways flew the aircraft under the code 9W-101.

Sanjiv Kapoor, the airline's CEO, said on Twitter on Thursday that the test flight was a "very emotional moment" for "all the fantastic employees who have been working hard to get Jet back in the skies."


Jet had its first flight on May 5, which was 29 years ago. 

Due to growing debt, the airline discontinued operations in April 2019. 

A combo of UAE-based billionaire Murari Lal Jalan and UK-based Kalrock consortium emerged as the owner following the insolvency resolution process under the bankruptcy code.


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