Part 135 lays out the requirements a certificated Part 119 airline air operator, or a certificated general aviation air operator must meet to carry out helicopter and small aeroplane operations, using:

  • an aeroplane with a seating configuration of nine seats or less, excluding any required crew member seat; and a MCTOW of 5700 kg or less, except for a single engine aeroplane used for an air operation carrying a passenger under IFR
  • a helicopter.

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