RoyalJet grows Bermuda aircraft register
A subsidiary of the Abu Dhabi owned and operated RoyalJet Group has been granted an air operator certificate by the Bermuda Civil Aviation Authority, the company announced.
The granting of this certificate – the first AOC to be issued to the Group outside the UAE – allows RoyalJet Bermuda to conduct commercial operations on Bermuda registered aircraft managed by the company, it said.
Royal Jet said the BCAA only grants an AOC to an operator which is fully competent to safely operate the types of aircraft specified in the certificate.
In order to be issued this AOC, it said RoyalJet Bermuda satisfied all BCAA requirements, demonstrating previous conduct and experience, availability of equipment, organisation structure, qualified staffing, and sufficient maintenance and other arrangements.
Rob DiCastri, CEO of Royal Jet, told the Arabian Aerospace online news service: “The process involved in being granted an AOC can be quite lengthy and there are multiple phases and criteria to be met.
“This is the Group’s first foreign AOC, and it expands our service offering to our existing customers while helping us continue our growth in the global market.”
He added: “The first aircraft to be operated by RoyalJet Bermuda under this AOC will be a European based BBJ (Boeing Business Jet) we’ve recently added to our fleet, which was already Bermuda registered.
“This new addition marks an historic moment in our operations, as we are now managing this asset for a private owner and select charter customers.”
Royal Jet is headquartered in Abu Dhabi, the capital of the United Arab Emirates.
It is jointly owned by Abu Dhabi Aviation and the Presidential Flight Authority, the royal flight service.
Tariq Lynch-Wade, director of operations designate at the BCAA, said: “We are happy to announce that Royal Jet Bermuda is now certificated under the BCAA.
“They successfully met all the requirements and demonstrated exceptional business professionalism. We wish them a successful operation under the new certificate.” .