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Waves granted permission for charter flights into Europe

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GUERNSEY-BASED airline and tech developer Waves has been granted European Aviation Safety Agency approval to operate commercial flights into the UK and Europe.

Waves has been given permission by the European Aviation Saftey Agency to to operate flights into Europe and the UK. Director of aviation Matt Bisson, right, is seen with some members of the airline’s flight crew.

Known as Third Country Operator approval, or TCO, it means the airline has passed a rigorous audit process by the Cologne-based agency to demonstrate its systems, manuals and key staff are fully compliant.

It means Waves can now, if it chooses, operate charter flights into any country in the EU, including the UK.

This gives the carrier the potential to add a longer range aircraft type to its fleet and the copnay said it was the logical progression of its business model.

Waves’ director of aviation, Matt Bisson, said: ‘EASA approval of our TCO status is an important milestone for the company.

‘We have worked with 2-Reg, Guernsey’s aircraft registry and the provider of our air operator’s certificate, to meet the high standards demanded by the agency.

‘Our approval is exactly the same as one needed by, for example, a large US carrier that wants to operate flights into Europe'

Full story in today's Guernsey Press

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