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Goa Airline Fly91 Receives Air Operator Certificate (AOC) From DGCA

Fly91, a regional airline headquartered in Goa, has reached a significant milestone in its journey with the issuance of its Air Operator Certificate (AOC) by the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) under the Ministry of Civil Aviation.

Completion of Regulatory Requirements

The AOC issuance signals the completion of all regulatory and compliance requirements mandated by the DGCA, paving the way for Fly91 to commence its commercial operations.

Understanding the Significance of AOC

  • AOC is an authorization that is a must for an operator to carry out specified commercial air transport operations.
  • It signifies compliance with rigorous regulatory standards and demonstrates the capability of an airline to ensure safety and reliability in its operations.

Proving Flights and Acknowledgement

  • Under the supervision of the country’s aviation regulator, Fly91 successfully conducted proving flights as part of the AOC process.
  • Manoj Chacko, MD and CEO of Fly91, expressed gratitude for the collective effort of the team, highlighting their commitment, dedication, meticulous planning, and exemplary collaboration.

Fleet Expansion and Home Base

  • Fly91 recently welcomed its first ATR 72-600, one of the two aircraft leased from Dubai Aerospace Enterprise, to its fleet.
  • These aircraft will be stationed at the Manohar International Airport, Mopa in Goa, marking Fly91 as the first Indian airline to utilize Goa as its home base.

Regional Connectivity Scheme (RCS) UDAN

  • With its eyes set on enhancing connectivity across India’s tier 2 and tier 3 towns, Fly91 has been allocated its first set of routes under the government’s Regional Connectivity Scheme (RCS) UDAN.
  • These routes, allotted under UDAN 5.0, will witness Fly91 connecting cities like Sindhudurg, Jalgaon, Nanded in Maharashtra, and Agatti in Lakshadweep, alongside other prominent business and leisure destinations such as Bengaluru, Goa, Hyderabad, and Pune.

Bridging the Connectivity Gap

  • Operating under the code IC, Fly91 aims to serve as a catalyst for connectivity, bridging the gap between smaller towns and major urban centers across India.
  • With the AOC in hand and aircraft at the ready, Fly91 is poised to embark on its journey towards transforming India’s regional aviation landscape.


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