UK CAA suspends Emerald Airways' AOC

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UK carrier Emerald Airways has had its air operator’s certificate (AOC) suspended by the UK CAA.

A CAA spokesman says the AOC was revoked yesterday at 20:00 because the regulator is “no longer satisfied that the operator can continue to maintain the requirements of the CAA”.

He declines to disclose specific reasons for the decision, but notes that Emerald could have the AOC reinstated “if it can demonstrate that it has taken action to meet those requirements”.

Emerald could not immediately be reached for comment.

The carrier operates passenger and cargo services using a fleet of five British Aerospace ATP turboprops, 12 BAe 748s, seven Shorts 360s and one Shorts 330-200.