812. Requirements for grant of operating licences.

The grant and validity of an operating licence1 is dependent upon the possession of a valid air operator's certificate2. An undertaking3 must be granted an operating licence by a member state provided that:


    (1)     its principal place of business is located in that member state4;


    (2)     it holds a valid air operator's certificate issued by a national authority of the same member state whose competent licensing authority is responsible for granting, refusing, revoking or suspending the operating licence of the Community air carrier5;


    (3)     it has one or more aircraft at its disposal through ownership or a dry lease