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MAY 2022

Week 18


Jet Airways prepares 737-800 for proving flights

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May 3rd 2022

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Jet Airways CEO, Sanjiv Kapoor, said in a Linkedin post over the weekend that the India carrier was "one step closer" to returning to the skies as it prepares a 737-800, registration VT-SXE, to operate proving flights for its Air Operator Certificate (AOC). Read More » "The Joy is one step closer to coming back," Kapoor said. "This aircraft will operate our proving flights in the coming days, one of the last steps before AOC." Jet Airways has not flown since April 2019 due to financial failure. In June 2021, India's National Company Law Tribunal approved a resolution plan for the carrier, led by the United Arab Emirates-based entrepreneur, Murari Lal Jalan, and Florian Fritsch, the founder of UK-based investment fund Kalrock Capital. Media has reported Jet Airways has been granted the 9W airline code used in its previous life. Last week the airline posted its "first intake of cabin crew for the first proving flight to regain its AOC" on social media.

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