(04/10/22) Air Charter Scotland (ACS) has received regulatory approval from the CAA and EASA to offer full Continuing Airworthiness Management Organisation (CAMO) services in the UK and Europe.
The accreditation, which also applies to Air Charter Scotland Europe (ACSE) – the company’s Malta-based European subsidiary, is a culmination of 18 months work that started just before the UK’s departure from the EU.
ACS and ACSE now has a team of seven engaged in CAMO activity, overseen by Continuing Airworthiness Manager, Richard Rooney.
Stephen Pollock, Continued Airworthiness Manager – Europe, is looking after the European side of the operation, based out of Malta and sub-contracting out to the UK team.
Embraer Praetor 600
With expanded CAMO approval in the UK and Europe Air Charter Scotland can liaise with regulators for an aircraft owner, appraise aircraft manuals, address airworthiness directives/service bulletins and support maintenance with preferred MRO companies, as well as perform on site surveys and audits.
“This means we can do much more activity in-house, expanding our managed charter fleet with wider expertise, including offering technical services in the UK and Europe to third party operators and to owners. We can ensure that every aircraft we manage for them is compliant with full safety standards,” said Richard Rooney. “This is significant as we add more aircraft owners. They have peace of mind we are fully conversant with the flux in regulations supporting both the UK and European markets.”
Air Charter Scotland’s foray into third party CAMO support occurred this summer when it helped European charter operator Elit’Avia. ACS supported the transfer of an UK-registered Embraer Phenom 300 onto the 9H Maltese aircraft registry.
As a G-registry operator, it supported Elit’Avia with the process of achieving an export certificate of airworthiness, assisting with communications between the UK Civil Aviation Authority and Transport Malta.
Two New Jets Join Managed Charter Fleet
The timing of its CAMO accreditation could not be better, as the company has just expanded its managed charter fleet with two Embraer Praetor 600 business jets.
The super mid-sized jet (G-GDAB) will be managed and offered for charter on behalf of a private owner out of Liverpool and London Luton Airports. That aircraft will be joined by G-MCEN which is scheduled to arrive at the end of October.
In addition, a Cessna Citation CJ1 with Tamarack winglets which previously operated with the company is now back and available for charter, under the registration G-COBN. Positioned out of London Luton Airport, the aircraft will be marketed by Embracing Executive Travel and will be floating one when on charter.