RoyalJet Group granted Bermuda Air Operator Certificate
aerobd.news : RoyalJet Bermuda, the wholly owned subsidiary of the Abu Dhabi owned and operated RoyalJet Group – an award winning leader in premium private aviation, has been granted an Air Operator Certificate (AOC) by the Bermuda Civil Aviation Authority (BCAA).
The granting of this certificate – the first AOC to be issued to the Group outside the UAE – allows RoyalJet Bermuda to conduct commercial operations on Bermuda registered aircraft managed by the company.
The BCAA only grants an AOC to an operator which is fully competent to safely operate the types of aircraft specified in the certificate. In order to be issued this AOC, RoyalJet Bermuda satisfied all BCAA requirements, demonstrating previous conduct and experience, availability of equipment, organization structure, qualified staffing, and sufficient maintenance and other arrangements.
“The process involved in being granted an AOC can be quite lengthy and there are multiple phases and criteria to be met. We at RoyalJet Group are proud to announce that our wholly owned subsidiary in Bermuda has been granted an AOC by the Bermuda Civil Aviation Authority. This is the Group’s first foreign AOC, and it expands our service offering to our existing customers while helping us continue our growth in the global market”, said Rob DiCastri, CEO, Royal Jet.
“The first aircraft to be operated by RoyalJet Bermuda under this AOC will be a European based BBJ we’ve recently added to our fleet which was already Bermuda registered. This new addition marks an historic moment in our operations, as we are now managing this asset for a private owner and select charter customers”, he further
“We are happy to announce that Royal Jet Bermuda is now certificated under the BCAA. They successfully met all the requirements and demonstrated exceptional business professionalism. We wish them a successful operation under the new certificate”, said Tariq Lynch-Wade, Director of Operations Designate, BCAA.
With the addition of the European based BBJ, the RoyalJet Group now owns and/or operates ten Boeing Business Jets – by far the largest fleet of BBJs in the world.
The RoyalJet Group is an Abu Dhabi owned and operated premium private aviation group of companies chaired by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Hamad Bin Tahnoon Al Nahyan.
With its headquarters in Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates, RoyalJet operates from its Fixed Based Operations (FBO) / VIP Terminal at Abu Dhabi International Airport and the company and its employees hold multiple certifications and licenses issued by the UAE General Civil Aviation Authority and the Bermuda Civil Aviation Authority.
The Group, through its Abu Dhabi and Bermuda entities, owns and/or operates ten Boeing Business Jets and two Bombardier Global 5000 aircraft, offering aircraft management, aircraft charter, aircraft leasing, medical evacuation flights, aircraft brokerage, flight support services, FBO services, aircraft maintenance, repair and CAMO services, aircraft acquisition and disposal services and VIP aviation consulting.
The RoyalJet Group is a founding member of the Middle East Business Aviation Association (MEBAA), a member of various other industry associations, and its flight and ground operations are certified by the International Business Aviation Council (IBAC) and under the Wyvern Wingman program. Its FBO is also a member of the industry leading Air Elite Network.
RoyalJet is also a proud multiple winner of the “World’s Leading Private Jet Charter” category at the annual World Travel Awards and its FBO has won multiple awards for its facilities and services.