The Ukrainian airline, SkyUp, has received third-country operator (TCO) authorization from the British aviation authorities. The document confirms the airline complies with British aviation safety requirements and allows it to operate flights to Britain.
The airline stated it needed to obtain the TCO authorization from the British aviation authorities because of Britain’s exit from the European Union, the CFTS portal reports. The TCO authorization was issued indefinitely, but it must be confirmed every 24 months.
SkyUp aircraft can now fly to Britain without additional permits.
The Ukrainian airline recently received documentary confirmation of its compliance with Swiss aviation safety standards.
As the CFTS portal reported earlier, SkyUp Airlines, which wet-leases its airplanes to foreign airlines because it is impossible to operate flights from Ukraine, is continuing the work on the creation of a new airline in the European Union. The new airline will be a separate legal entity with separate staff, separate airplanes, and its own air operator's certificate.