Legislation relating to air safety in the United Kingdom's Overseas Territories.


Air Navigation (Overseas Territories) Order

The Air Navigation (Overseas Territories) Order and subsequent amendments detail the legislation passed by the British Government, governing the operation of Civil Aviation in the United Kingdom's Overseas Territories.


Air Navigation (Overseas Territories) (Environmental Standards) Order 2014

This Order replaces the Air Navigation (Overseas Territories) (Environmental Standards) Order 2004 (SI No 3337). It updates the provisions in that Order, including in particular the references to the current issue of Annex 16 to the International Convention on Civil Aviation (the Chicago Convention) which deals with noise and emissions standards for aircraft and it aligns this Order more closely with the provisions of the Air Navigation (Overseas Territories) Order 2013. The AN(OT)(ES)O 2014 (SI No 2926) is available on the Government legislation website:


The Air Navigation (Overseas Territories) (Environmental Standards) (Amendment) Order 2015

An amendment to the Air Navigation (Overseas Territories) (Environmental Standards) Order 2014 has been made to correct an error in the definition of noise certificate in Article 3(1). This Amendment Order (SI No 236) is published on the Government legislation website:


Governor's Reviews under Article 154 of the Air Navigation (Overseas Territories) Order (AN(OT)O) 2007

Note: The AN(OT)O 2013 came info force on 1 January 2014 which resulted in Article 154 being renumbered to Article 13.  Amendment to the guidance below is underway.

Article 154 of the AN(OT)O provides a procedure for reviewing decisions or proposals made by officials of the Overseas Territories Aviation Authority (OTAA) or Air Safety Support International (ASSI) arising out of the Order. Under this Article, a panel comprising the Governor, and any technical assessors appointed by the Governor, sit as a review panel, reviewing decisions or proposals made by officials.  Guidance on the conduct of these reviews has been published:

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Statutory Instruments

Statutory Instruments, also known as SIs, are a form of legislation which allow the provisions of an Act of Parliament to be subsequently brought into force or altered without Parliament having to pass a new Act. They are also referred to as secondary, delegated or subordinate legislation..

All SIs are available to download from the UK Government legislation website.


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