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Total AOC helps Capital Air Charter join jet set

Total AOC has helped Exeter-based Capital Air Charter put its first jet into charter operations by adding the new type to the firm's AOC.

The Rigby Group-owned business is now able to offer chartering on a new Cessna Citation CJ3, offering greater range and payload over the existing fleet of KingAirs and Chieftains.

Total AOC was appointed to handle the type approval after it successfully took Capital Air Charter through the EASA transition last year. Capital Air Charter managing director and chief pilot Malcolm Humphries says: “After handling our manual rewrites last year, I had every confidence in Total AOC and felt very comfortable with them handling our AOC type approval. That confidence was rewarded because they carried out the amendment work exactly to the timescale we required, enabling us to put our new aircraft into operation as soon as possible.”

Capital Air Charter was particularly keen to enlist expert support from Total AOC as this is the first time the company has sought to offer a jet aircraft, and so it was critical all material was completed to the highest standard to ensure smooth approvals from the UK CAA.

Humphries says: “The team at Total AOC were phenomenally knowledgeable and hardworking. Approvals were carried out exactly to the timescale required which was perfect for our business. We've enjoyed working with Total AOC with whom we've established a true partnership way of working. We've had great service from them and hope to work with the team again as we continue to grow and expand.”

Capital Air Charter provides charter, freight and air ambulance services from Exeter Airport. In operation for 26 years, the company can provide aviation services across Europe, including the Mediterranean and Eastern Europe.

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