agarnett wrote: »
I do wonder about how many "boots on the ground" there actually are, even in the UK CAA for their part, to achieve what you so succinctly describe perhaps as a best case scenario for the sort of regulatory oversight we all might like to think is in place. Have you a view on whether UK CAA might take the lead on ensuring joined up compliance on this one (as Easyjet's presumed main regulator)? With wet-lease, whose AOC is in play? And, just out of idle curiosity, was CKhalvashi right when he said that SL would be using EZY callsigns whilst operating EZY flights?
I fear there are a lot more British soldier boots on the ground in the Baltic States right now than CAA types.
Please note the condition to this general approval (see paragraph 5 of ORS4 Number 1053) which limits use of paragraph 3) to a maximum of five days in a calendar month.
For example, if a UK AOC wet-leases in another Community air carrier for three days without prior specific approval from the UK CAA, it would still have two days available for further wet-leasing in without prior specific approval during the rest of that calendar month.
After the five days, specific approval must be requested from the CAA Leasing Co-ordinator.
Recent changes to European Regulations (EASA Air Operations Regulation) and the changing business models of UK operators, has led the CAA to develop a new UK policy and process to assist in the wet leasing-in of aircraft registered and operated from within the Community.
This new policy reflects the CAA's new strategic approach, including Performance Based Oversight (PBO), and provides UK AOC holders with greater flexibility when wet leasing-in aircraft from within the Community.
The new process caters for the four principal scenarios foreseen by UK AOC holders: long term WLI and short term WLI - either planned or unplanned. At the heart of process is recognition that the UK AOC holder remains accountable for the safety of its operations when using WLI services and that it must oversee WLI aircraft as part of its own Safety Management System (SMS) to assure the safety of these operations.
Wet Leasing is defined under EU regulations as an agreement between air carriers pursuant to which the aircraft is operated under the AOC of the Lessor.
So we might read between the lines that UKCAA have become concerned enough about Wet-Leasing from outside UK to UK to create new rules for it.
coffeehound wrote: »
Yes the terminology is bizarrely.. organic
bagand96 wrote: »
Well you might read it that way. Or you might actually read the quote.... they have introduced it to "assist in the wet leasing in" and "provides UK AOC holders with greater flexibility"
SmartLynx have operated in and out of the UK for years. With Thomas Cook and Monarch logos on the side of their aircraft as well as operating for others. If the CAA had any problem, those operators and easyJet would not be permitted to use them.
pretty discerning Googler,
agarnett wrote: »
I have a feeling blindman that you haven't a flippin' clue about trends in any regulated business let alone aviation.You have a feeling?
You know me?
But it takes all sorts. Glad you had a good read. Sorry you didn't understand much of it well enough to make a sensible comment
I-as others-can See a TROLL
Yes it is true that your next flight is likely to get you where you want to go, but you'll never understand exactly how, will you? You are not alone. Lot's of people find it easier to deal with that way. Safe trip!
I could tell you how many years I've had in Aviation-but you wouldn't listen
I could tell you how many years I've had in Aviation-but you wouldn't listen :cool::cool:
On the other hand, agarnett's faith in that bastion of aviation excellence, the CAA, suggests to me he/she has had very little, if any, dealings with them
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