TAG Aviation San Marino receives AOC


TAG Aviation San Marino has been awarded an Air Operator Certificate by San Marino’s Civil Aviation Authority.

TAG Aviation San Marino’s parent company, TAG Aviation Asia, is the first aviation company in Asia to receive an AOC from San Marino, and has already opened a dedicated office and found its launch aircraft – a Gulfstream 650ER.

TAG Aviation Asia already has an AOC from Hong Kong, and is managing a fleet of 48 business jets within the Asia Pacific region. It says that the San Marino AOC will “further enhance” its “high quality customer relations provisions” within aircraft management and charter provision.

Jolie Howard, CEO of TAG Aviation Asia and accountable manager, said: “We are delighted to have obtained this AOC from the SM-CAA, enabling us to expand commercial aircraft operations for our clients. [It] allows us to advance the scope of customer services and widen our range of bespoke services by providing the flexibility of various operating solutions.”

He’s pictured receiving the AOC certification from the San Marino CAA at a presentation ceremony during NBAA-BACE in Las Vegas last week.

And Simon Bambridge, TAG Aviation Asia’s project manager for the San Marino AOC, added: “The San Marino CAA certification team has worked both professionally and proactively with TAG Aviation throughout a constantly changing aircraft delivery time to facilitate the AOC certification process, while ensuring compliance with the San Marino regulations, which conform to international standards.”