NetJets China gets operator certificate
NetJets China approved to begin charter operations in China.
NetJets has received an Air Operator’s Certificate (AOC) from the Civil Aviation Authority of China, and can now begin operations within the country.
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Unlike operations in Europe and the US, NetJets China will focus on aircraft management and charter, rather than fractional operations.
“Our NetJets China partnership has been working closely with Chinese authorities to secure its operating certificate since 2012, and we are very pleased that the Chinese government has granted us this approval,” said NetJets Chairman and CEO Jordan Hansell. “NetJets Business Aviation Limited and its Executive Jet Management China services will help foster the continued growth of the global NetJets business model and satisfy a growing demand for private aviation services. Over time, customers in China will enjoy similar services to those NetJets provides globally, and will conform to NetJets” leading-edge standards for safety and service.”
NetJets will begin operations with two 2004-Hawker 800XPs that were transferred from the European fleet in March. It already manage a US registered Bombardier Global 5000 through its sister company NetJets China (Hong Kong) Limited.
NetJets China is based in Zhuhai in southern China’s Guangdong province. This means that aircraft can quickly position to key airports in Hong Kong, Macao, Shenzhen and Guangzhou.
VistaJet is hoping to gain its Chinese AOC in the first quarter of 2015.