MEBAA Convention News

Bahrain AOC set for TAG Aviation

 - December 7, 2010, 5:40 AM

TAG Aviation is in the final stages of receiving an air operator's certificate from the Kingdom of Bahrain and expects the AOC to be issued by the end of this month. The Switzerland-based business aviation services group began the process of seeking the AOC six months ago and will base a Challenger 605 in Bahrain once the AOC 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 very pleased to 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."Separately, TAG (Stand C215) has entered a new agreement with SR Technics to cooperate in the maintenance, completion and refurbishment of Boeing and Airbus business jets. The work will be carried out at SR Technics's main engineering base in Zurich, Switzerland.TAG Aviation also has just opened its new hangar and office complex at Geneva Airport in Switzerland. The construction project has doubled the size of its facility.