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Jet Airways operating only 41 aircraft, could reduce further: DGCA

Pilots, cabin crew and ground staff reporting any kind of stress not to be put on duty
  • Airline should carry out regular maintenance of aircraft even if they are currently grounded
  • Jet Airways has a debt of more than $1 billion (Reuters)Premium
    Jet Airways has a debt of more than $1 billion (Reuters)

    New Delhi: India's aviation regulator said on Tuesday that Jet Airways is currently operating only 41 aircraft, just a third of its original fleet, as the debt-laden carrier struggles to finalise a rescue deal with lenders and its major shareholder Etihad Airways.

    The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) said in a statement the situation is fluid and that Jet may reduce the number of aircraft it is flying in coming weeks.

    Saddled with debt of more than $1 billion, Jet has delayed payments to banks, suppliers, pilots and lessors — some of whom have ended lease deals with the airline before taking the planes out of the country.

    The DGCA also said that pilots, cabin crew and ground staff who have reported any kind of stress should not be put on duty, and the airline should carry out regular maintenance of its aircraft even if they are currently grounded.

    Also read: Government to hold emergency meeting on flight cancellations by Jet Airways

    This story has been published from a wire agency feed without modifications to the text. Only the headline has been changed

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    Published: 19 Mar 2019, 04:59 PM IST
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