The UK’s aviation authorities have officially granted TCO (Third Country Operator) authorization to SkyUp Airlines. It authorizes travel to this nation and verifies compliance with the United Kingdom’s aviation security standards. The authorization has no validity period, however it must be renewed every 24 months.
The need to obtain British TCO authorization is related to the United Kingdom’s withdrawal from the European Union. If previously the European regulator’s (EASA) authorization was sufficient to carry out flights, then from the beginning of 2023 new documents from the aviation authorities of Great Britain are required.
The airline has offered comprehensive data on operations, fleet, flight history, internal manuals and data on operational procedures, flight safety management system, etc. in order to obtain authorization. The British side has also received confirmation from the State Aviation Administration of Ukraine regarding the authenticity of all the documents provided.
After the completion of all procedures, SkyUp was provided with a document attesting to compliance with the UK Part-TCO Regulations. SkyUp can now fly to the UK without obtaining any additional licences. SkyUp also received the TCO of Switzerland earlier this year, after which the airline operated a number of flights to this nation under the terms of a wet-lease.