TAG Aviation Close to Getting Bahrain AOC

 - December 23, 2010, 7:28 AM

TAG Aviation is in the final stages of receiving an air operator’s certificate from the Kingdom of Bahrain and expects it to be issued by the end of this month. The Switzerland-based business aviation services group began the process of seeking the certificate six months ago and will base a Challenger 605 in Bahrain once it is granted.

“We are extremely pleased to take this important next step in TAG Aviation’s future growth,” said TAG CEO Robert Wells. “The Kingdom of Bahrain’s historic dedication to civil aviation and its gateway position to the Gulf region makes it an ideal venue for this new AOC. Bahrain’s “open skies” civil air transportation approach helped encourage TAG to launch the AOC effort, according to Wells.

“We at CAA are pleased that TAG Aviation has chosen the Kingdom of Bahrain as the hub for its business in the Middle East,” said Captain Abdulrahman Al Gaoud, undersecretary for Bahrain civil aviation affairs. “CAA welcomes TAG Aviation as its new partner and is fully committed to provide all assistance to make its
operations successful.”