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Any UK established individual, organisation or Company that
wishes to operate an aircraft for the purpose of commercial air transport must,
by law, first obtain an Air Operator Certificate (AOC) and Operating
Licence from the Civil Aviation Authority.
An Operating Licence and AOC
allows the holder to charge to fly passengers and / or cargo on their aircraft,
whether this is a jet airliner operating on a trans-continental scheduled
service or a helicopter flying passengers to oil platforms in the North Sea.
A list of the holders of such licences can be found below.
An AOC will be granted only to operators that demonstrate conformity to all set requirements.
If you are an aeroplane or helicopter AOC holder, you can change the website or email address given as your contact details in the above list by emailing
Any foreign (third country) established individual,
organisation or Company that wishes to operate an aircraft for the purpose of
commercial air transport must, by law, first obtain a Civil Aviation Authority
Foreign Carrier Permit.
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