Sbe727 From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2001, 390 posts, RR: 0 Posted (10 years 4 months 3 weeks 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 3423 times:
CAN ANYONE PLEASE TELL ME WHAT THE RULES ARE ON EUROPEAN AIRLINES OPERATING FROM THE UK.
eg: A TOUR OPERATOR WANTS TO CHARTER A SPANISH AIRLINE TO OPERATE FROM UK-NON EUROPEAN COUNTRIES.
I KNOW YOU CAN BASE A EUROPEAN REGISTERED AIRCRAFT HERE IN THE UK TO OPERATE TO EUROPE BUT CAN YOU BASE A EUROPEAN REG A/C IN THE UK TO OPERATE ON A CHARTER BASIS FOR A TOUR OPERATOR TO DEST OUTSIDE OF EUROPE.
NOT SURE WHAT THE RULINGS ARE AND WOULD APPRECIATE ANY INFO YOU MAY HAVE.
Bwaflyer From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2004, 690 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (10 years 4 months 3 weeks 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 3378 times:
Pretty sure that an EU reg aircraft can operate from any EU airport to anywhere. Islandflug are limited to only operating within the EU, as Iceland, although a member of the European Economic Area, but not the EU. Air Atlanta, also Icelandic, set up their subsidiary Air Atlanta Europe (British registered) to be able to operate outside the EU. But then again, Air Atlanta aircraft used to operate outside the EU for Excel when still TF registered, so I think it's a bit more complicated than I first thought!!!
WhiteHatter From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (10 years 4 months 3 weeks 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 3337 times:
Air Plus Comet have also been operating for MYT on longhauls, and Euro Atlantic have been operating various services.
Other operations are to Tenerife and the Canaries, which although governed by Spain are not technically in the EU. Finnair also operate 757s from Manchester in the summer for Air Scandic. Those go to many different destinations.
A more relevant case would be Britannia basing aircraft on the British register in Scandinavian countries and Germany, to op flights within and outside the EU. Technically these are chartered from Britannia UK.
Route Approvals are more for scheduled operations.
Crosswind From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2000, 2601 posts, RR: 58
Reply 5, posted (10 years 4 months 3 weeks 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 3306 times:
There are 2 different sets of issues here:
(1) Air Plus Comet/EuroAtlantic operating sub-charters on behalf of a UK airline like MyTravel to a non-EU destination.
(2) Air Plus Comet/EuroAtlantic operating a charter in their own right for a tour operator to a non-EU destination.
The regulations are obviously different for the above situations, however such applications are published on the CAA website - the page is updated weekly (Tuesday)
The relevant legislation is also linked to that page - read it at your leisure and knock yourself out!
There is also a table (in pdf format) of recent applications by UK airlines to use foreign-registered aircraft on a regular basis.