US Airline Flexjet has just received its a new Air Operator Certificate (AOC) from the Maltese Civil Aviation Directorate in an effort to expand its European Operations.
This was confirmed also on LinkedIn by Flexjet as it follows their plans for international expansion and grow its European fleet by 40% in 2021.
Flexjet’s new Malta Operational Centre, situated in the heart of Sliema, complements its existing European headquarters in London’s Mayfair; Tactical Control Centre in St Albans, UK; and its aircraft maintenance facility based in Milan, Italy.
The new AOC gives Flexjet more operational reach as it extends its offering to a growing number of European Owners and premium programme clients.
Contacted for comment, Minister for Transport and Infrastructure Ian Borg said, “Months ago during our last press conference related to our 9H register, I remember me saying that currently, the Civil Aviation Directorate within Transport Malta is working on a number of new AOCs which will strengthen our fast-growing register. This is part of the result I spoke about a few months ago. The Maltese Aviation Registry is growing rapidly due to our sterling reputation in the aviation industry, and the high standards that the Civil Aviation Directorate promotes. We welcome Flexjet’s recent developments and their plans to further expand in the European market, and we are proud that their Malta-based operation is considered as a significant step towards reaching their annual target for growth in the European Market. I look forward to continuing to strengthen our register in the coming weeks with new additions.”
Clive Richardson, Vice President of FlexJet, said,” TM CAD’s paramount focus on regulatory, safety and operational standards was clear from the outset. Alongside though, perfectly balanced with professional attitudes and a sensible approach to the business of aviation, constructive engagement, clear processes and helpful communications - as a former regulator myself, it is clear to me that the team at TM CAD have this difficult balance just right. A competent authority equally focussing on an environment that enables aviation businesses and mutual performance development.”
The Vice President also described Malta as a great place to do business and a world-class regulatory environment.
With this announcement, FlexJet have also mentioned that they have already registered their first aircraft on the Maltese Aircraft Registry.
Flexjet first entered the fractional jet ownership market in 1995. The company offers fractional jet ownership and leasing to high-net-worth individuals.
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