Last update 23.03.2021
Operators that hold an Air Operator Certificate (AOC) must nominate a group of people who ensure that the operator remains in compliance with European requirements. This group shall include:
All commercial air operators with an AOC declared to the Directorate of Civil Aviation (Direction de l'Aviation Civile – DAC) must appoint a group of nominated persons.
If an operator wishes to change a nominated person, they must notify the DAC at least 10 days before the new nominated person begins their duties.
Unforeseen changes must be reported as soon as possible to allow the competent authority to determine whether the relevant requirements are still being met and, where applicable, to amend the Air Operator Certificate (AOC) and corresponding conditions of approval.
The costs for this approval are included in the fees paid by the operator.
Operators must submit the duly completed and signed application for approval to the DAC by email to the following address: email@example.com.
The application must be submitted together with:
The DAC will review the application within 10 working days of receiving it.
The competent authority reserves the right to interview candidates or request proof of their ability before deciding whether they are acceptable.
The approval of the nominated person is valid until the operator submits an application to make a change.
The competent authority must be notified of any changes in personnel that may affect the operator's certificate or the conditions of approval.
Operators that hold an AOC must maintain a management system that corresponds to its size and the nature and complexity of its activities, and that includes: