Jet Airways, which has not flown since April 17, 2019, is currently in the process of resuming operations under its new promoter Jalan-Kalrock Consortium.
On Thursday, the airline’s CEO, Sanjiv Kapoor, said on Twitter that operating the test flight was a very emotional moment “for all the wonderful people who worked hard to get Jet back in the skies.”
Thursday’s flight was a test flight, not a test flight, he clarified.
“The plane will position itself in Delhi tonight. The flight is to be scheduled from Delhi in the coming days,” he added.
A test flight is conducted to prove to the aviation authority DGCA that the aircraft and its components are functioning normally.
After Thursday’s test flight, an airline must conduct test flights, after which the Directorate-General for Civil Aviation (DGCA) will issue the Air Operator’s Certificate (AOC).
Inspection flights are similar to commercial flights with DGCA officers and airline officials on board as passengers and cabin crew members.
Thursday’s test flight was conducted using Boeing 737 aircraft with registration code VT-SXE.