Angola-based aviation services company Bestfly has been awarded an Angolan Air Operator Certificate (AOC) by the Angolan Civil Aviation Authority (Instituto Nacional da Aviação Civil INCVI), which enables Bestfly to offer third party charters out of the country with its managed fleet of seven Angolan-registered aircraft.
The AOC took two years to achieve and required Bestfly to adapt its operations to meet those required by a commercial operator. As an IS-BAO operator –accreditation that Bestfly attained in April 2015 – it was well positioned to meet the requirements.
The company’s managed fleet of aircraft are all now available for charter and include a Hawker 400XP, a Bombardier Challenger 600, two King Air 350s, a King Air 200, King Air 90 and a Cessna Grand Caravan EX.
The company is in the process of working with the authorities to establish its international AOC, which it is anticipated will be in place by the end of the first quarter of 2016. Until that is achieved, Bestfly’s managed fleet of Aruba and Bermuda registered aircraft will continue to operate under private rules.
Commenting on the AOC, Nuno Pereira, managing director of Bestfly, said, “This is an important milestone for us and we are very pleased to have achieved it. Our clients, the aircraft owners, can now place their aircraft in the charter market with the aim of off-setting ownership costs. We anticipate an increase in activity as a result.”
December 8, 2015