CargoLogic Germany (GCL, Leipzig/Halle) is close to being granted an Air Operator's Certificate (AOC) by the German civil aviation authority (Luftfahrt Bundesamt - LBA), a company spokesman has clarified to ch-aviation.

"We can confirm that we are in the final stages of the AOC approval process here in Germany and we await further news from the issuing authority - we expect a further update imminently," he said.

"Our operations have been fully vetted and approved by the German CAA and CLG has garnered significant commercial interest over the past months. We are ready to serve our customers and eagerly await further news from the LBA."

The start-up has been undergoing rigorous flight testing as of late June plying routes between Leipzig/Halle, Nuremberg, Paderborn/Lippstadt, and Hanover using one of its two B737-400(F)s, D-ACLG (msn 28867).

The spokesman did not disclose when CargoLogic Germany would commence commercial operations.

Editorial Comment: Clarifies article with input from CLG spokesman. - 04.09.2019 - 12:38 UTC