Helitours granted AOC for providing domestic air transport
The Civil Air Transport Wing of Sri Lanka Air Force, Helitours was certified by the Civil Aviation Authority of Sri Lanka (CAASL) to provide domestic civil passenger and cargo transport facilities after fulfilling the necessary requirements recently.
The Air Operator Certificate (AOC) was handed over by Capt. Themiya Abeywickrama, Director General of Civil Aviation and Chief Executive Officer to the Air Vice Marshal Prasanna Payoe, the Chief Executive Officer of Helitours.
The entry of Helitours to the Sri Lanka air transport industry will be a catalyst to the national economy through the tourism industry. The application submitted by Helitous was scrutinized by the Civil Aviation Inspectors of CAASL by considering the organizational structure, availability of qualified and well trained staff, instruments equipment and other required facilities & documents for the certification under the guidance of Capt. Themiya Abeywickrama the Director General of Civil Aviation and Chief Executive Officer of CAASL and the leadership of Saman Gunawerdena, Deputy Director General (Flight Safety Regulations) of the CAASL.