Air Charter Scotland Ltd and its Malta-based European subsidiary Air Charter Scotland Europe Ltd, are pleased to be able to offer full Continuing Airworthiness Management Organisation (CAMO) services both in the UK and Europe. This is following regulatory approval from the UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) and Europe’s EASA. The accreditation is a culmination of 18 months of work.
As a leading air charter and aircraft management company, they now have an expanding team engaged in CAMO activity, overseen by Continuing Airworthiness Manager, Richard Rooney. Stephen Pollock, Continued Airworthiness Manager – Europe, is looking after the European side of the operation, based out of Malta.
With expanded CAMO approval in the UK and Europe, Air Charter Scotland can liaise with regulators for an aircraft owner, appraise aircraft manuals, address airworthiness directives/service bulletins and support maintenance with preferred MRO companies, as well as perform on-site surveys and audits.
“This means we can do much more activity in-house, expanding our managed charter fleet with wider expertise, including offering technical services in the UK and Europe to third-party operators and to owners. We can ensure that every aircraft we manage for them is compliant with full safety standards,” commented Richard Rooney.
“This is significant as we add more aircraft owners. They have peace of mind we are fully conversant with the flux in regulations supporting both UK and European markets.”
Air Charter Scotland’s foray into third-party CAMO support occurred this summer when it helped European charter operator Elit’Avia. ACS supported the transfer of a UK-registered Embraer Phenom 300 onto the 9H Maltese aircraft registry. As a G-registry operator, it supported Elit’Avia with the process of achieving an export certificate of airworthiness, assisting with communications between the UK Civil Aviation Authority and Transport Malta. COO Iain Houseman approached Air Charter Scotland COO Derek Thomson to assist with the process of full research on the aircraft’s records, including inspection and preparation for commercial operations. The goal was achieved within three weeks, concluding a very complex administrative situation.
Two new Embraer Praetor 600 business jets join managed charter fleet
Commenting on the new aircrafts, COO Derek Thomson said:
“We are delighted to have this widened CAMO capability, congratulations to Richard, Stephen and their team for all their hard work.”
The CAMO accreditation enabled Air Charter Scotland to fly to Melbourne, FL, headed by Derek Thomson. Where the formal acceptance of its first of two Embraer Praetor 600 business jets was completed.
The super midsize jet (G-GDAB) will be managed and offered for charter on behalf of a private owner out of Liverpool and London Luton Airports. It will be joined by G-MCEN arriving at the end of October.
In addition, a Cessna Citation CJ1 with Tamarack winglets is now back with the company. The aircraft will be positioned out of London Luton Airport, available for charter under the registration G-COBN.
If you are interested in chartering this aircraft, contact our expert charter team today at +44 (0) 203 598 5392