22 October 2015
All Systems Go for Kiwi Regional!
New Zealand-owned Kiwi Regional Airlines is proud to announce its receipt of full regulatory approval from the Civil Aviation Authority. Under CAA Rule Part 119 this approval allows the airline to operate commercially under Part 121, reaching the requirements to operate large aircraft as a commercial airline. Kiwi Regional Airlines becomes the first airline in over a decade to be issued such an approval by the CAA. Chief Executive Ewan Wilson said today, "This is a huge achievement. The extensive vetting required of our people, our aircraft, our procedures and our training to attain this has been exhaustive and I'd like to give full credit to all our staff and the CAA for the lengths they go to, to ensure we operate to the highest standards." "The last airline to be given the Part 121 Rating certification was in 2004, with Kiwi Regional Airlines now joining Air New Zealand, Jetstar and others in the large airline category of New Zealand aviation." "The CAA Air Operating Certificate also means the airline is now able to fly charter flights throughout the country. That's something that larger corporates have already shown a lot of interest in and we're glad we can now assist them with their travel arrangements." Kiwi Regional Airlines scheduled flights commence on 27 October and include direct flights between Dunedin and Queenstown, Dunedin and Nelson, and Nelson and Hamilton. CAA Part 119 is an Air Operator Certification and permits air operations in all sizes of aircraft and is awarded to Air Transport Operations and Commercial Transport Operations (CTO). CAA Part 121 is an Air Operations - Large Aeroplane certification prescribes the operating requirements for air operations of aeroplanes that have a passenger seating configuration of more than 30 seats, excluding any required crewmember seat, or a payload capacity of more than 3410 kg, carried out by the holder of an Airline Air Operator Certificate issued under Part 119 of the Rules.
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