We are now available for air charter service throughout the 48 contiguous United States!
Yesterday was a whirlwind of activity as we received notice that our Air Carrier Certification was complete. The final requirement was to review and sign the Operations Specifications (“OpSpecs”), which outline in detail what we are and are not authorized to do.
Federal Requirements for Air Charter Service
An FAA air carrier certificate is only part of what is required to offer and conduct an air charter service. Operations Specifications must be signed for and maintained. An “exclusive use” airworthy aircraft must be in the operator’s control. All safety-sensitive staff, including your pilot, must be tested for certain drugs, must have received a negative result and must also subject themselves to random drug and alcohol tests. Proof of insurance, by regulation, must be sent to DOT before DOT will grant economic authority to operate. And all of this must be in place before beginning service as an air charter operator.
Because of the number and type of aircraft we use in our air charter service, we are considered an “Air Taxi” and not a “Commuter” or “Scheduled Airline.”
It has been a journey, applying for this air carrier certificate, but one well worth the time and effort. Announcements have been sent:
Fort Lauderdale-based Skymax announces 135 Air Carrier Certification. Begins air charter service in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
We look forward to serving you safely, professionally and reliably!
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