Zeusch Aviation in the Netherlands has received its air operator certificate (AOC), allowing the company to immediately use four of its seven Beechcraft King Air turboprops for medevac and charter flights, along with plans to grow its charter business. The AOC was awarded last month by the Civil Aviation Authority of the Netherlands.
“Earning the AOC has required us to have personnel, assets, and systems set in place to ensure the safety of our passengers, employees, and the general public,” said Zeusch managing director Herman van Kranenburg. “Receiving the AOC shows that we have worked diligently towards that goal.”
Before receiving its own AOC, Zeusch flew medevac operations under an EASA AOC in partnership with a UK-based air ambulance specialist and flew mapping, surveillance, and broadcast flights, which it will continue. The Netherlands AOC allows it to begin offering charter flights across Europe. It also plans to add an eighth King Air, a C90A, by the end of the year.
“We are now in a very strong position to expand our product portfolio to give our customers even greater choice,” van Kranenburg added. “Our aim is to be the best and largest King Air operator in Europe, and with the new AOC, we are one step closer to fulfilling our ambitions.”