22nd September 2018


ORTA°C is delighted to announce that it has secured airline industry authorisation, enabling it to offer commercial aircraft charter services throughout Europe and further afield.

ORTA°C has two brand new, 2018 Cessna Citation jets under its management, which are now both available for charter, reaching destinations such as London, Paris, Geneva, Nice, Barcelona, Ibiza, Eastern Europe, Scandinavia and even North Africa.

Obtaining industry authorisation is a lengthy and rigorous process, requiring an extensive level of technical specialism, as ORTA°C Accountable Manager Lee McConnell explains: “The aviation industry is highly regulated, with good reason! Everything we do at ORTA°C begins and ends with safety. Obtaining an Air Operator Certificate for commercial charter, from our aircraft registry 2-REG, as well as a Third Country Operator authorisation from EASA, giving us permission to fly commercially across Europe, is a necessary regulatory part of our safety compliance. The purpose of this authorisation is to confirm that we, at ORTA°C, meet the stringent international safety and operational standards required.  The process is incredibly robust and we are exceptionally proud to have achieved these comprehensive authorisations as quickly as we have.

“Now that we have the green light to fly commercially around Europe and beyond, we are delighted to offer the convenience of fast, comfortable, door-to-door flights, on our brand new jets, each piloted by two, experienced crew. Our dedicated and professional concierge service can arrange travel to suit individual requirements, at competitive prices for up to seven passengers.”

For further information, please contact our charter team on +44 (0)1534 750750

or info@ortac-ops.com.

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24th May 2018


Channel Islands based corporate jet operations business, ORTA°C [ORTAC (AOC) LTD] is proud to announce that it has been awarded an Air Operator Certificate (AOC) for International Charter by the Director of Civil Aviation of the Bailiwick of Guernsey, known as 2-REG.

ORTA°C is one of only a handful of companies to have received an AOC from the internationally respected registration team at 2-REG (and the only Jersey-based company to have been granted registration, creating a unique proposition in the Channel Islands). This means that the company is now able to undertake the commercial operation of aircraft, on behalf of its clients, to provide charter services to the public.

Tobi Mathews, managing director, comments: “This is an extremely exciting business development for us at ORTA°C and it has huge benefits for our clients. Until now, our established business has been dealing with the private management and operation of aircraft and providing charter brokerage services.

“The process of obtaining our AOC from 2-REG has been extremely rigorous, requiring us to demonstrate that we have excellent operational systems and procedures in place at every level. Throughout this stringent process, we have enjoyed a superb relationship with the supportive and professional team at 2-REG.

“Being awarded our AOC means that we can now operate aircraft, under our management, commercially and help our clients to off-set their running costs, by making their aircraft available for charter.

“This is a world-leading development within the industry and presents an exciting opportunity for business aviation customers, looking for a commercial proposition for the management of their aircraft .”

ORTA°C currently manages a Cessna Citation Bravo, which is about to commence commercial operations. The company is also in the process of taking delivery of two further Cessna Citation aircraft — a Citation CJ3+ and a Cessna Citation M2. ORTA°C anticipates that these aircraft will be in operation and ready for public charter by August 2018.

ORTA°C is supported by continuing airworthiness management organisation PB Engineering Services in Farnborough.

Pictured (L-R) are ORTA°C directors Lee McConnell, Philip Stott and Tobi Mathews with a recently delivered Textron Cessna Citation CJ3+, which will be in operation and ready for public charter by August 2018.


4th April 2018


The Guernsey Aircraft Registry, following its  inauguration in December 2013, registered its 300th aircraft in March 2018.

Passing this milestone is an indication of the proven and clear success of the registry’s commitment to offer fast and efficient aircraft registration.

2-REG, which has its headquarters in Guernsey, has surveyors available worldwide enabling any registration request to be scheduled within days.

24/7 service is provided at a very competitive rate.