Luxaviation Granted Maltese AOC

 - October 4, 2021, 11:05 AM
Luxaviation Group officials call Malta a "strategically important location" to hold an air operator certificate. (Photo: Luxaviation Group)

The Maltese Civil Aviation Directorate has awarded Luxaviation Group an air operator certificate (AOC), bringing its total worldwide AOCs to 13, the Luxembourg-based aircraft management and charter firm announced today. The first aircraft on its Maltese AOC will be a Bombardier Global and the company is expecting additional aircraft to join the AOC before the end of 2021, said Luxaviation Malta managing director Karol Gueremy.

“Between North Africa and southern Europe, between Tunisia, Libya and Italy, Malta is such a historic and strategically important location,” Gueremy said. “We are excited to be able to offer our clients the life cycle of aviation services there, from registration to operation, maintenance, and charter.”

In Europe alone, Luxaviation holds AOCs in Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, Luxembourg, Portugal, San Marino, and the UK.

Luxaviation’s Malta location also will be part of the pilot phase of the European Business Aviation Association’s Standards & Training for Aviation Responsibility and Sustainability (STARS) initiative. The STARS program aims to develop sustainability standards and certification across business aviation, including aircraft operators, ground handling providers, brokers, maintenance facilities, and law firms.