EBACE Convention News

Bellawings First To Obtain Cayman AOC

 - May 22, 2019, 3:46 AM
P.H. Richard Smith, director-general, Civil Aviation Authority of the Cayman Islands (left) presents AOC to Y.J. Zhang (center), president of HK Bellawings along with Charles Kirkconnell, CEO of Cayman Enterprise City.

Having signed an LOI for five additional Bombardier Global 7500s at EBACE 2019 on Tuesday, Hong Kong-based operator Bellawings then met with the Civil Aviation Authority of the Cayman Islands (CAACI) to accept its freshly-minted air operator certificate.

Richard Smith, CAACI director general, handed over the certificate to HK Bellawings president Y.J. Zhang, also on Tuesday at the show. “We are honored to be the first AOC holder endorsed by the CAACI,” said Zhang. Smith added, “We are excited to have Bellawings operate commercially under Cayman Islands jurisdiction and look forward to their continued growth.”

Meanwhile, HK Bellawings signed a seven-year agreement with Boeing subsidiary Jeppesen for its JetPlanner Pro product on Monday at EBACE 2019. “With our fleet expanding gradually at Bellawings, optimizing our flight planning services using Boeing tools will enhance operational efficiency and ensure we are using the most efficient route possible,” said Zhang.

Jet Aviation also signed up for a five-year subscription to Jeppesen Operator on Tuesday. “We are investing in the Jeppesen Operator platform to ensure our customers and flight crew have every possible advantage in terms of safety, convenience, and efficiency,” said Dave Paddock, who will replace Rob Smith as president of Jet Aviation on July 1.