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Avion Express Brasil moves to Phase 3 of the AOC Certification Process

Avion Express Brasil moves to Phase 3 of the AOC Certification Process

Avion Express Brasil announces the start of Phase 3 of the certification process for its Air Operator’s Certificate (AOC) in Brazil. The Brazilian National Civil Aviation Agency (ANAC) recently approved the finalization of Phase 2 of the certification process.

In the coming weeks, Avion Express Brasil is expected to receive feedback on its manuals and other documentation already submitted to ANAC. This is anticipated to lead to the successful conclusion of Phase 3 and the completion of the AOC certification process this year, allowing the airline to commence ACMI operations in Q4 2024.

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Counting 19 years in operations, Avion Express, an ACMI (Aircraft, Crew, Maintenance, and Insurance) airline, has two AOCs—as issued by Lithuania and Malta. The airline has undertaken an ambitious expansion project to strengthen its presence in the Latin American market with its subsidiary in Brazil, following recent collaborations with airline partners in other countries of the region, including Mexico, Chile, and the Dominican Republic.

Darius Kajokas, Avion Express CEO

Darius Kajokas, Avion Express CEO

Darius Kajokas, Avion Express CEO, highlights the company’s strategic intent to expand its global presence. He states, “Avion Express has firmly established itself in Europe, and to ensure we continue growing, our strategic focus in the past several years extends to other markets, including The Americas, Asia, Africa, and other regions. ACMI would be a novel business model in the Brazilian market, with more than 100 million passengers annually. Avion Express Brasil aims to commence operations with up to 10 aircraft, with plans to scale up to 25 aircraft by 2027/2028.”

Specialising in narrow-body ACMI operations, Avion Express now operates a fleet of over 50 Airbus A320 family aircraft. Customer airlines of Avion Express include Air France-KLM Group Airlines, British Airways Group Airlines, Lufthansa Group Airlines, SKY Airline, SunExpress, TUI, VivaAerobus, Wizzair, and many others. The company has a team of over 1,700 professionals and more than 17 bases globally.

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Avion Express is part of Avia Solutions Group – the world’s largest ACMI service company group, which operates a fleet of 212 aircraft. Companies belonging to the group also provide various other aviation services, such as aircraft repair, pilot and crew training, and ground handling.

Avion Express Brasil moves to Phase 3 of the AOC Certification Process

Avion Express Brazil moves to Phase 3 of the AOC Certification Process / Photo by Avion Express.

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Anastasiya Simsek started her journalism career in 2016 at Ukrainian TV-Channels: 24 Channel and 1+1 Media. Having worked across a number of different sectors, including news, medicine and lifestyle, she joined the Air Cargo Week editorial team in 2024. To share your news and exclusive insights, contact Anastasiya.Simsek@AirCargoWeek.com

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