How Air Charter Scotland ensure safety is a priority

8 December 2023

While our business is the private aviation and charter flight business, one of the things Air Charter Scotland prides itself on is our exemplary aviation safety record. We have earned a reputation as one of the safest and most respected private jet operators, maintaining our fleet to uncompromising safety standards.

For our clients, it’s about enjoying the journey as well as the destination, knowing that when travelling with us, they’ll be doing so safely and with peace of mind. 

Air Operators Certificate (AOC)

Aircraft operators must gain an Air Operators Certificate (AOC) to operate private jet charter flights.The thorough process investigates an operator’s competence in the safe operation of an aircraft. This involves a review of the company safety policy, management and organisational competence, with maintenance, training, fuel planning and flight planning examined. 

Air Charter Scotland maintains two AOCs held, one in the UK and the other in Malta. These are regulated by the Civil Aviation Authority and Transport Malta, respectively. 

Aircraft Maintenance and CAMO

All aircraft managed by Air Charter Scotland are listed on our approved maintenance programme and maintained to the highest possible standards. We provide full CAMO (Continuous Airworthiness Management Organisation) support.

It’s a CAMO’s responsibility to keep an aircraft airworthy, planning and coordinating all maintenance activity, including forecasting planned maintenance, carrying out reliability assessments and ensuring the maintenance is completed within planned downtime. 

This ensures owners that their assets are being properly maintained. For us, building this trust with owners is an important aspect of how Air Charter Scotland operates.  

Pilots & Crew

Both in the air and on the ground, we have a dedicated and experienced team. They operate under the strictest regulations overseen by the United Kingdom Civil Aviation Authority, Transport Malta and the European Aviation Safety Agency. As an operator of public transport flights, we not only meet the same safety standards as Europe’s largest airlines, we strive to better them.

All Air Charter Scotland flights consist of two fully trained and experienced pilots, backed up by our senior flight operations management team who risk assess every flight.

Like any Airline, our flight crew training syllabus involves an in-depth simulator and ground based training at no less than six monthly intervals. Specialist training for low visibility operations, oceanic operations and unique mountainous airports are regularly undertaken and always completed to the highest of standards. 

Our commitment to safety extends to our cabin crew. They are fully safety trained and attested crew members, meaning that they undergo a full safety training program when joining us.

To see our dedication to safety for yourself on your next charter flight, contact Air Charter Scotland on +44 (0) 203 598 5392 or email