Today, the Director of Civil Aviation of Guernsey handed over the first Air Operator Certificate to Volare Aviation GSY Ltd (Volare), a Guernsey-based air operator of Challenger corporate jets. This was done at the corporate aviation show EBACE in Geneva.
An Air Operator Certificate (AOC) allows an air operator to carry passengers or cargo for remuneration, in other words commercial air transport. Airlines need an AOC, but corporate aircraft owners who wish to charter their aircraft or offer public transport also need an AOC. Volare falls in the second category.
Whilst the authority for issuing the certificate rests with the Director, the certification work itself is performed by SGI Guernsey Ltd. which does business as 2-REG.
The introduction of this new service places 2-REG in a unique position as off-shore provider of aviation registration and safety certification services.
‘We are extremely pleased that we are able to offer commercial air transport certification for our clients and believe this new capability will further enhance our service portfolio’,
said Joost Groenenboom, 2-REG Director.
The possibility for Guernsey issuing an AOC was created as recent as last March, when the government of Guernsey passed the necessary legislation.
2-REG is proud to announce that the operator of a VIP Dreamliner has chosen to register this aircraft on the Guernsey Aircraft Register.
The Boeing 787-8BJ, MSN 35309, appeared in public for the first time at EBACE in Geneva. Having first flown in 2014, the aircraft went straight after production to a VIP interior completion centre in Moses Lake, Washington. After the intricate process of the interior fitting the aircraft flew to Geneva and landed with only 22 hours on the clock.
The operator, Hong Kong Jet, which is a subsidiary of China’s business aviation pioneer Deerjet, selected Guernsey for the flexible and pragmatic approach that it offers.
Guernsey - December 17, 2015 – The Guernsey-based 2-REG Aircraft Registry (2-REG), which accommodates all aircraft types from larger airliners through to general aviation, announced today that the States of Guernsey adopted a policy to approve 2-REG to issue Air Operator Certificates (AOCs). This new legislation to accommodate the AOC operations is now being drafted and is expected to pass for final government approval on March 9, 2016. Government deputies unanimously voted in support of the policy.
The Cape Town Convention on International Interests in Mobile Equipment will come into effect in Guernsey from 1 November 2015, following ratification by the UK on 27 July 2015 and extension to Guernsey. The Convention and Protocol aim to standardise transactions involving aviation related assets, create international standards for registration of ownership and security interests, and provide legal remedies for default in financing agreements. With an increasing number of new transactions benefiting from the application of the Convention and Protocol, it is anticipated that the 2-REG will attract additional aircraft registrations.
2-REG Aircraft Register (Guernsey) welcomes one Challenger 601 bearing “2-SEXY” as one of its unique customized registrations.
2-REG recorded the addition of its 63rd aircraft to the register.
On 26 May 2015, only 17 months after opening the register, 2-REG welcomed its 50th aircraft to the register.
14 May 2015 – Guernsey Airport based 2-REG will be making the journey to Switzerland next week for the annual European Business Aviation Conference & Exhibition (EBACE) which opens in Geneva on 18 May.
The Guernsey Aircraft Register (2-REG) has celebrated its first anniversary in business with a donation of £5,000 to Channel Islands Air Search.
The 2-REG Channel Islands Aircraft Registry has welcomed this week an Embraer Legacy 600 corporate jet aircraft.
After some A319s have been registered a few weeks ago, the 2-REG Guernsey Aircraft Register has welcomed yesterday an Airbus A320.
First corporate jet is registered with the Guernsey Aircraft Register - 2-REG
Second Airbus A319 has been registered with the Guernsey Aircraft Register - 2-REG
The 2-REG Guernsey Aircraft Register has made its most significant aircraft registration so far after signing an Airbus A319.
The Guernsey Aircraft Register has reached the next stage in its expansion with the announcement of its first ATR aircraft registered.
The 2-REG Channel Islands Aircraft Registry is very pleased to announce that it has issued on 19 March 2014 the Type Acceptance Certificates (TAC) for the A320 family to Airbus.
Guernsey Aircraft Register has opened for business after a successful launch event in Guernsey attended by dignitaries, aviation-related businesses as well as aircraft owners.
The States of Guernsey and SGI Aviation strike a unique deal for the establishment and operation of a new aircraft registry.
On 6 November 2013, the Guernsey Press dedicated part of their business section to 2-REG, discussing the registry’s unique structure, and related business opportunities.