Malta Register Attracts 35 Additional Aircraft


Malta’s register has attracted 35 additional aircraft since the new legal and regulatory framework was launched in January 2011. This brings the total to 111.

The Times Business reported that this was disclosed by the Transport Ministry. Transport Malta’s Civil Aviation Directorate issued seven air operator certificates and air operating licences since January 2011. It would seem that this is a significant improvement on the eight AOCs issued before 2011.

When asked about trends, the Transport Ministry said that there were mixed requests coming in but the majority request an Air Operator Certificate. It is interesting to note that the Ministry is also seeing larger business jet companies showing great interest. Some of these have already obtained an AOC. (Air Operator Certificate).

Such certificates require operators to establish a physical presence in Malta, involving much higher added value than the register alone, and authorities say that their expectations “have more than been met”.