CAAV proposes revoking general aviation business license of Globaltrans Air as the company had not received an air operator’s certificate since 2014.
General aviation is defined as civil aviation operations other than traditional scheduled air services.
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The Civil Aviation Authority of Vietnam (CAAV) has proposed the Ministry of Transport revoke the general aviation business licence of Globaltrans Air JSC, reported the Vietnam News.
A representative of the CAAV said the ministry renewed the business licence of Globaltrans Air to operate as a general aviation service provider in 2018. However, by the end of April 2021, the company had not received an air operator’s certificate (AOC).
The CAAV has informed Globaltrans Air about the cancellation of the licence in line with regulations, but it is yet to receive any response from the company.
The Transport Ministry granted a general aviation business licence to Globaltrans Air in April 2015. However, Government Decree No 89/2019/ND-CP dated November 15, 2019 stipulates that a general aviation business licence is cancelled if the provider does not receive the AOC within 36 months of the licence being granted.
The company was established in July 2014 in HCM City with charter capital of VNĐ100 billion (US$4.4 million).
According to the CAAV, Việt Nam currently has four businesses operating in the general aviation industry and meeting requirements of the licence, namely Vietstar Airlines, Green Planet Airways JSC, Vietnam Helicopter Corporation and Hải Âu Aviation JSC.
General aviation is defined as civil aviation operations other than traditional scheduled air services. It covers a large number of aviation activities, for both commercial and non-commercial purposes, including flying clubs, rescue, leisure and agricultural aviation, according to Vietnam News.