The Commission grants new Operating Licence to Sonas Aviation Limited

(26 Mar 2020)

The Commission has today, 26th March 2020, issued a new Operating Licence to Sonas Aviation Limited.

The company, based at Shannon Airport, will engage primarily in the operation and management of private and corporate aircraft.

An Operating Licence permits the licence holder to engage in the carriage by air of passengers, mail and/or cargo for remuneration and/or hire. In order to qualify for an Operating Licence from the Commission, an applicant must satisfy certain requirements. These include the requirement to have its principal place of business in Ireland and its main occupation to be air transport. An applicant must also meet certain ownership and control requirements and provisions relating to insurance cover and financial fitness. 

Separately, in order to be granted an Operating Licence from the Commission, applicants must have, and for the duration of the Operating Licence maintain, a valid Air Operator's Certificate (AOC) which is granted by the Irish Aviation Authority.

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