Jet Aviation gets AOC for Malta and launches new flight operation


Jet Aviation has launched a new flight operation in Malta after securing its air operator’s certificate for the island.

The company is already operating a BBJ 737-700 under the Malta AOC, and expects to add a Legacy 600 in the coming weeks.

It now has regional AOC operations in Malta, Switzerland (Zurich) and Germany (Cologne).

“Our new flight operation in Malta is a terrific complement to our Swiss and German operations,” said Jürg Reuthinger, senior vice president and general manager of Jet Aviation’s aircraft management and charter operations in EMEA and Asia. “The additional AOC in the European Union allows aircraft owners and operators more flexibility in their choice of registrations and operation.”

As one of the largest aircraft management, flight support and charter companies in the world, Jet Aviation currently manages more than 150 aircraft from Germany, the United Arab Emirates, Hong Kong, Malta and Zurich. It is a wholly owned subsidiary of General Dynamics and was founded in Switzerland in 1967.

Pictured left to right are Samuel Gantenbein, sales manager, aircraft management, EMEA and Asia; Charles Pace, director general of the Civil Aviation Directorate Transport Malta (TM-CAD); Patrick Schoenenberger, captain/accountable manager, flight operation aircraft management, EMEA and Asia.