This means if you would like to be taken from one location and be dropped off at another location, the Aircraft Operator must have an FAA Part 135 certification. These Part 135 operations happen anytime you exit the aircraft at a location other than the place you departed from.
If you are in need of helicopter charter services, be sure to ask the operator if they are a Part 135 Certificated operator and ask them to show you their FAA Part 135 Certification.
If they are a Part 135 Certificate holder they will gladly show you their certificate and answer any questions you may have regarding it.
In fact almost every operator displays their certificate predominantly in their office. They are proud of meeting the demanding requirements to obtain the Part 135 Certification and the continued training and safe practices to keep their certification. This shows they are operating as an Air Carrier and following the same rules as the Airlines.
Operating under a Part 135 Certificate means the Aircraft Operator is operating to a higher maintenance standard and that their pilots are experienced, qualified, certified and regularly re-certified by the FAA to ensure passenger safety.
If an Aircraft Operator refuses to show you their certification or make excuses regarding it.
Don’t walk, “RUN” right out of their office and find a Legitimate Part 135 Certificate Holder.
Before you book a charter from anyone ask them if they are the certificate holder or are they outsourcing their charters to another company.
If they are the certificate holder they have operational control and are operating under the rules of their Part 135 certificate.
If they are outsourcing their Charters to another company they have no operational control and everything falls to the “Other Company”.