Starting a new airline requires a lot of work, from finding a market to funding operations. But what does it take to certify a new airline? What do regulators look for before giving airline permission to fly and carry passengers and cargo? Here’s what’s needed to certify a new airline.
Every country has a different set of rules when it comes to handing out the most critical license to an airline: the Air Operators Certificate, or AOC. The AOC is a requirement for any airline operations and can vary from being fairly easy to extremely rigorous depending on the jurisdiction. In this article, we will use the FAA’s certification requirements to understand an outline of the process.
Before applying for an AOC, start up airlines need to meet the staff requirements…