Jet Airways: 41 aircraft available for operational says DGCA

By Accommodation Times Bureau


Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) on Tuesday reviewed the performance of Jet Airways on Operational, Airworthiness & Passenger facilitation and said current availability of aircraft in the fleet for operation is 41 and accordingly scheduled for 603 domestic flights and 382 international flights have been drawn.  However, it is a dynamic situation and there may be further attrition in the coming weeks.

The Minister for Civil Aviation Suresh Prabhu on Tuesday had directed Secretary and senior officials of DGCA to take stock of grounding of planes by Jet Airways, Advance Bookings, Cancellations, Refund and Safety issues.

DGCA instructed the airline to comply with the relevant provisions of the applicable CARs for facilitation of Passengers regarding timely communication, compensation, refunds and providing alternate flights wherever applicable. The data is being monitored by DGCA on a regular basis.

DGCA is ensuring that all aircraft in the fleet whether in operation or on the ground are maintained in accordance with the Approved Maintenance Programme (AMP).

The operator was also directed to ensure that no Pilots/Cabin Crew/AMEs be rostered on duty who had reported stress of any nature. Additionally, all such staff should be current with all mandatory training requirements.

Prabhu has directed “All the concerned officials to continuously monitor the overall situation. He has also directed them to safeguard the public interest, to give paramount importance to public safety and to take necessary steps for passenger convenience.”

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