TAG Aviation has added a Gulfstream G650 to its UK AOC following the successful completion of the proving flight, and is the first UK operator to have achieved this status.
Florent Sériès, vice president aircraft management and charter services, TAG Aviation Europe, said, “TAG Aviation’s number one priority is the safety, security and the well-being of passengers at all times. Receiving full UK AOC approval means that we can look to now attract other Gulfstream G650 aircraft-type owners with a view to operating their aircraft under a management contract for charter when the aircraft is not being used by them. This has the added attraction of allowing aircraft owners the opportunity to offset some of the operational costs against their own personal flights.”
TAG Aviation now manages seven G650 aircraft, making it one of the world’s largest fleet. This technologically advanced, fuel-efficient aircraft can fly near the speed of sound, with a maximum speed of Mach 0.925. With a range of 7,000 nautical miles the aircraft is capable of flying non-stop from London to Buenos Aires or Singapore. It features a wide cabin interior and is equipped with inflight wi-fi and satellite communications systems.