Asia, 11th October 2017 – TAG Aviation San Marino, a subsidiary of TAG Aviation Asia, has been awarded an Air Operator Certificate (AOC) by the Civil Aviation Authority of the Republic of San Marino (SM-CAA). TAG Asia is the first aviation company in Asia to receive an AOC from San Marino and has already opened a dedicated office and sourced its launch aircraft which is a Gulfstream 650ER.
Receiving the San Marino AOC will further enhance TAG Asia’s high quality customer relations provisions within aircraft management and charter services activities. The company also holds an AOC from Hong Kong and currently manages a fleet of 48 business jets within the Asia Pacific region.
"We are delighted to have obtained this AOC from the SM-CAA, enabling us to expand commercial aircraft operations for our clients” said, Jolie Howard, CEO, TAG Aviation Asia and Accountable Manager. “The San Marino AOC allows us to advance the scope of customer services and widen our range of bespoke services by providing the flexibility of various operating solutions.”
“The Republic of San Marino has recently been recognised by the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) for adhering to regulatory standards and maintaining a robust safety oversight program” said, Marco Conti, Director General, San Marino Civil Aviation Authority. “Therefore it is simply an honour for our small Republic to be considered by a titan of the aviation industry and it has been our pleasure to work on the AOC process with professionals of such a high calibre. Welcome to TAG Aviation San Marino.”
“The San Marino CAA certification team has worked both professionally and proactively with TAG Aviation throughout a constantly changing aircraft delivery time to facilitate the AOC certification process, while ensuring compliance with the San Marino regulations which conform to international standards” said, Simon Bambridge, TAG Aviation Asia’s Project Manager of the San Marino AOC.