Information regarding the types of AOC available and the related costs and service standards.
Before you apply for an AOC it is essential that you understand what type of AOC you need.
You should consider:
A to B AOC
Also referred to as a "full" AOC, it enables operators to fly from point A to point B. The conditions attached to a full AOC will be determined by the competence and ambitions of the organisation.
Restricted A to B AOC
An AOC with a deliberately limited scope that allows operators to conduct flights from point A to point B. It has the following conditions:
A to A AOC
An AOC with a deliberately limited scope that allows operators to conduct flights that depart from and arrive at the same aerodrome. It has the following conditions:
AOC(B) - an AOC for balloon operators.
PAOC - a specialist National AOC granted to organisations operating in the Service of a Chief of Police.
This AOC requires similar procedures to those of the full AOC; however the very nature of police operations necessitates the provision of ‘easements’ from the standard regulations.
The CAA charges for an AOC. The cost of an AOC is based upon the type and weight of aircraft you intend to operate.
The charge for the initial issue of an AOC is determined by the planned scope and scale of the operation.
See the CAA Scheme of Charges – Air Operator and Police Air Operator Certificates for more details.
There is no charge for the AOC Application pre-meeting.