JetClub secures Maltese AOC

Yves Le Marquand

Newly-launched fractional ownership company JetClub has been awarded its Air Operator Certificate (AOC) by Transport Malta Civil Aviation Directorate and can now begin flying in Europe.

JetClub CEO and founder, Vishal Hiremath said: “Over the past 12 months, we have been preparing to open JetClub in Europe. The most important part of this process is satisfying stringent safety standards of a commercial AOC. Receiving an AOC is a testament that we as an operator have met and exceeded the exceptionally high operating standards of the Maltese and EU authorities. As meeting such high standards is extremely challenging, receiving an AOC is an important milestone for JetClub.”

When issuing an AOC, the Transport Malta Civil Aviation Directorate looks for qualified, experienced personnel holding key positions in the company along with evidence of operational capability, safety standards, maintenance oversight and proper documentation.

Charles Pace, director general for Civil Aviation at Transport Malta explained: “To obtain an AOC, an operator must meet high regulatory, safety and operational standards. Applicants go through a rigorous process and should be able to demonstrate that the operator will be able to carry out safe operation of commercial aviation services. In JetClub’s case, the company meets Transport Malta and EASA standards and can now operate passenger flights. We welcome and are proud to have JetClub as part of the Maltese and European aviation, transport and travel ecosystem”

JetClub, along with its sister company in the US, Jet It, are the world’s largest operator of the HondaJet. The company launched in Europe after two years of expansion in the US. The operation is based upon a fractional ownership business model, with a hybrid charter option for those not ready to buy.

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