Guidance for Air Operator Certificate applications

AOC Manuals, Application, Airline Start-ups and Air Taxi Start-ups

Aviatica Consulting offers advice to a number of Aircraft Operators and corporations to successfully apply for an Air Operator Certificate (AOC) or Air Operator Permit (AOP) to enable them to start their Airline or Air Taxi firm. We have done so in different parts of the world including Ireland, Netherlands, Norway, Oman and the UK.


No matter if you are looking to set up a Charter Company operating small piston twins, helicopters or executive jets, or even if you are looking to start an airline, We can offer you the expertise to successfully start your venture.

Our AOC application service includes the following:

  • Manual Writing:

    • Part A / General Basic

    • Part B / Aircraft Operating Procedures

    • Part C / Flight Guides

    • Part D / Crew Training Manual

    • Part E / SEP Manual

    • Ground Handling Manual

    • Safety Management Manual

    • Compliance / Quality Manual

    • CAME Manual

    • Approved Maintenance Programs

    • MEL / CDL

    • Reliability Monitoring Programs

    • FTL and FRMS Manuals and training

  • Operating Licence and route licence applications

  • Staff Recruitment

  • Liaison with your Aviation Authority

  • Aircraft Registrations

  • Adding Aircraft to the AOC (variations)

  • Crew Training Arrangements

  • Document Compliance

  • Application Support

  • Cost Control

  • Airline and Route Feasibility Studies

  • Business Plan and Project Plan Writing

Support for Air Operator Permit (AOP) applications
Unrivalled AOC application service

Aviatica Consulting can carry out the entire application process on behalf of our clients, or we can assist in an advisory role. Applying for an AOC and Operating licence requires time, in-depth knowledge and access to the required financial resources. Without proper guidance or advice costs can quickly spiral out of control.

To date we have assisted in the following types of AOC applications:

  • A to A Sightseeing with Land and Seaplanes in the UK

  • Air Taxi application with Cessna CJ3+ in the UK

  • Air taxi application with Challenger 850 in Ireland

  • International airline application with 3 Airbus A320's in Oman

  • Air Taxi application using a variety of helicopters in the Netherlands

  • Regional airline application using Dash 8-100 aircraft in Norway

  • Air Taxi Application with AC695 in the UK

  • EASA FSTD Simulator Centre approval in Myanmar

  • EASA ATO and FSTD certification in Vietnam

  • International Airline application using ETOPS and Regional aircraft

Interim Airline Management

Aviatica Consulting is able to offer an interim management team to assist you in the start-up of your airline. In addition, our interim team can help existing airlines become profitable. 


Our team is built up of highly experienced aviation professionals from maintenance, ISTAT Approved Appraisers, Finance Directors and Marketing Directors to Ground Operations Specialists, Operations Directors and Head of Training Managers.

It goes without saying that to successfully set up an Airline or Air Taxi firm requires knowledge and expertise in a variety of regulations and is dependant on the country in which the aviation venture is to be established. Aviatica Consulting can provide the essential in-depth knowledge of local Regulations to successfully apply for an AOC. 


To date we have set up Airlines and Air Taxi Firms under EU-OPS, OTAR, EASA, Civil Aviation Requirements (Guernsey) and Civil Aviation Regulations (CARs) as well as some variations to EU-OPS regulations in the Middle East.

Offering experience  Interim Airline Management