Georgian Airlines is the 6th Georgian airline to obtain the authorization of the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA).
As part of the EU safety authorization process for foreign air operators (PART-TCO), the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) has issued a single air safety permit to Georgian Airlines.
Based on the authorization, the air carrier is allowed to operate with one centralized permit in 28 EASA member states and 4 European Free Trade Association countries.
The permit certifies the compliance of the aircraft operator with the ICAO and EU aviation safety standards, as well as the high degree of compliance and oversight by the country with flight safety standards (among other elements, the authorization process pays attention to the results of the ICAO audit). The permit is valid until the operator meets the standards of PART-TCO regulation or the aircraft operator’s certifying authority (Georgia) suspends or revokes the relevant certificate.
After the EASA authorization, the door of Europe for Georgian Airlines is wide open and it is allowed to operate regular flights from Georgia to Europe. Georgian Airlines has been operating in the Georgian aviation market since February 2022, which operates two aircraft. Which are based at Tbilisi International Airport.
Georgian Airlines is the sixth Georgian air carrier to have a single air safety permit from the European Aviation Safety Agency. It should be noted that Georgian Airlines is one of the first airlines to receive the authorization of the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) within three months of operation.
For reference, from 2016, having an EASA Authorized Permit is mandatory for any non-EU country operator wishing to fly within the said Union.