2014 News - Flights - MONARCH COMPLETES REQUIREMENTS FOR EASA AIR OPERATORS CERTIFICATE
31 07 2014
MONARCH COMPLETES REQUIREMENTS FOR EASA AIR OPERATORS CERTIFICATE
One of the first UK airlines to complete requirements for EASA AOC certificate
(Luton, UK –30, July 2014) - Monarch, the leading scheduled airline to leisure destinations is the first major UK airline to have completed all requirements for the issue of an EASA Air Operators Certificate (AOC). The main feature of the new EASA regulations is the introduction of a mandatory Safety Management System (SMS) by which each operator must demonstrate a robust safety culture and a risk based approach to all aspects of aircraft operations. Monarch Airlines’ new AOC will become effective from 28th October 2014; allowing the carrier to continue to operate as a transport category airline under the new regulations.
The civil aviation regulation is to be harmonised at European level by 28th October 2014, meaning all airlines must conform to EASA regulations by this point. The airlines transition involved the production of compliant Operations Manuals and the introduction of new Safety Management and Compliance Monitoring Manuals to meet the requirements of the new Implementing Rules (IRs). Monarch Airlines’ prompt submission of the relevant documents to the UK CAA for approval was eight weeks ahead of the deadline.
Nils Christy, Operations Director for Monarch Airlines comments: “Demonstrating our commitment to the safety of our customers, our successful transition to EASA conformity is thanks to the dedicated work and support of a number of departments across both the airline and Monarch Aircraft Engineering Ltd over the last nine months. Due to this commitment we were able to submit eight weeks ahead of deadline and subsequently become one of the UK’s first major airlines to complete the necessary requirements to be issued an EASA certificate.”