Summary

Directions issued by the Secretary of State at the Department for Transport, require ASSI:

  • to assist Governors in exercising the functions of aviation safety and security oversight and regulation;
  • to regulate in an Overseas Territory (OT) when designated to do so;
  • to audit the Overseas Territory Aviation Authority's functions within an OT; and
  • to develop a set of Overseas Territories Aviation Requirements (OTARs) designed to implement the standards and recommended practices contained in the Annexes to the Chicago Convention.

In practice this means that the Governor is responsible for the regulation of safety and security of civil aviation of an OT in the following areas:

  • Registration of aircraft
  • Air Operator Certification
  • Certification of airworthiness of aircraft
  • Licensing of aviation personnel
  • Approval of maintenance organisations
  • Approval of air traffic services provision
  • Meteorological services
  • Aeronautical charts
  • Aeronautical Information Services
  • Certification of aerodromes
  • Search and Rescue
  • Approval of training
  • Revocation, suspension or variation of licences, certificates or approvals
  • Restriction of flying
  • Power to prevent aircraft flying and to detain aircraft for breaches of the Order
  • Enforcement of the Order and any instructions or directions given thereunder
  • Grant of exemptions from the provisions of the Order
  • Publication of the Requirements (OTARs)
  • Power to review the decision of a designated officer under article 13

The Governor has the power to designate the above responsibilities (except the last two) to a person or organisation with the appropriate ability to fulfil the regulatory oversight in these areas - this may be the Director of Civil Aviation within an OT or it may be ASSI.

The Governors' Briefing Pack gives details about the practical implications of these duties and advice and support as to how to fulfill them.

Download the Governors' Briefing Pack (updated July 2017)

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Download the Governors' Briefing Pack (updated July 2017)


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