• Commercial Air Transport

    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.

    How to apply

    A list of the holders of such licences can be found below.

    Download lists of AOC holders

    An AOC will be granted only to operators that demonstrate conformity to all set requirements.

    Changing your details

    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 apply@caa.co.uk.

    Type A and Type B operating licence holders

    Third Country Air Carriers

    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.