The Swedish Transport Agency has granted Svenskt Ambulansflyg an operational flight permit (AOC) and now the company is starting its ambulance flight operations.
An operational flight permit (AOC) means that Svenskt Ambulansflyg has a permit to operate commercial aviation and this permit has now been obtained and is now ready for its assignment. In the application process at the Swedish Transport Agency, everything from financial capacity, the operations’ operational capability to safety work and the requirements that exist in the areas are now met by Swedish Ambulance Aviation.
“I am extremely proud of the employees’ competence and dedicated work with the permit application. I have never hesitated that we would have the flight permit in place until the first of November ”, says Anders Sylvan, union director.
According to the original plan, the flight permit would have been ready in early October. However, there has been a couple of weeks delay, something that has not affected the possibility of operational start-up on November 1, according to the Swedish Ambulance Flight. The business has been able to carry out planned training flights under the regulations for non-commercial aviation operations.
On 1 November, Svenskt Ambulansflyg will thus be put into actual operation by performing various ambulances with an aircraft fleet consisting of currently four Pilatus PC-24 aircraft. Svenskt Ambulansflyg, which has received a lot of criticism, has bases at Umeå Airport, Gothenburg Landvetter and Stockholm Arlanda. The company has ordered a total of six Pilatus aircraft for its operations.
Credit: Simon Ericson & Flyg24Nyheter
Original article (SE): https://flyg24nyheter.com/2021/11/01/svenskt-ambulansflyg-har-fatt-sitt-aoc/