New GACA Regulations

21 Aug New GACA Regulations

NasJet thank GACA for their effort in issuing new aviation safety regulations

Aircraft owners given six months from 1 March 2016 to submit plans stating decision to operate aircraft on either a Private or Commercial Air Operator Certificate.

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia – August 21, 2016: Consolidating its leadership role in the Saudi Arabian aviation sector, NasJet, the largest private aviation operator and management company in the Kingdom, has announced its decision to extend compliance support to the local aviation community, with a proposition that will allow aircraft owners to operate their aircraft on a NasJet Private or Commercial Air Operator Certificate (AOC).

The welcome move comes on the back of the introduction of new General Authority of Civil Aviation Regulations (GACAR’s), which came into effect on March 1, 2016 and are applicable to all aircraft based in Saudi Arabia regardless of the aircraft country of registration.

NasJet currently manages a diverse fleet under its AOC, including Boeing Business Jets, Airbus Corporate Jets, Gulfstream, Falcon, Legacy, Hawker, and Cessna Aircraft. By operating their aircraft on NasJet’s AOC, owners will also benefit from exclusive discounts on fuel, handling, and insurance, which can help reduce their aircraft operating costs up to 25%.

“As a leading player in Saudi Arabia’s aviation sector, we are committed to catering to the needs of the aviation community as a whole and our decision to offer compliance support comes as part of our continued efforts to offer advisory and a range of specialized services to aircraft owners. To make the transition to the new regulations as smooth as possible, we will also be providing consultations to help owners understand the full scope and impact of the new regulations, as outlined by GACA,” said Mr. Ghassan Hamdan NASJET CEO.

The new General Authority of Civil Aviation Regulations (GACAR’s) stipulate that aircraft owners in Saudi Arabia should submit a comprehensive plan by the September 1, 2016 stating their decision to operate their aircraft on either a Private or a Commercial AOC. Failure to comply with the new rules and regulations may result in severe consequences, including restrictions on annual landing permit renewals or refusal to provide a one-time landing permit, which can lead to the grounding of the owners’ planes.

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