Jet Airways likely to fly again in six months: Report
New Delhi : Jet Airways is likely to return to operations within next six months from now. On Tuesday, the Mumbai bench of the National Company Law Tribunal (NCLT) approved the resolution plan of the Kalrock-Jalan Consortium and gave a 90-day time period to the DGCA and the Civil Aviation Ministry to allot the slots.
Speaking to IANS about the development, Jet Aircraft Maintenance Engineers Welfare Association (JAMEWA) President Ashish Mohanty said that the order has been released to the Ministry and the Directorate General Civil Aviation should consider the request for making slots available within 90 days. With this the airlines can soon hit the skies.
He also mentioned that the Aircraft Operating Certificate (AOC) needs to be restored as soon as possible and clearance must be obtained from regulating authorities like DGCA and others. Further, the 12 aircraft of the airline which have been grounded for past two years need to be restored after maintenance and made operational.
Training of staff like pilots, crew and more is also an important task ahead of revival. "If everything goes well, we might fly by December or January," he said.
In a statement in December, the consortium had said that it plans to fly Jet Airways by the summer of 2021, subject to certain conditions. “The Jet 2.0 programme is aimed at reviving the past glory of Jet Airways, with a fresh set of processes and systems to ensure greater efficiency and productivity across all routes,” it had said. As per the resolution plan, Jet Airways intends to operate all of its historic domestic slots in India and restart international operations.