Consultation on changes to requirements

With the exception of editorial changes and requirements which need urgent publication, there is a formal consultation process for changes to Overseas Territories Aviation Requirements (OTARs).

Proposed changes will normally be available via this website. If you would like to be notified when material is available for review and comment, please register for Email Alerts at the bottom of this page.

Comments received during the consultation process will be considered and, where appropriate, changes will be incorporated into the amendment to the OTARs. Disindentified comments and our responses will be published in a log on this website following the formal consultation period.

You may comment on the content of the OTARs at any time by e-mailing

The following OTARs are under consultation:

OTAR 171 Aeronautical Telecommunication Services Open Accordion

This amendment is a complete rewrite to re-align with ICAO Standards and Recommended Practices (SARPs) and ASSI policy.

Find out more about OTAR 171 and download the consultation document.

Comments on this amendment should be sent by email to or by post to our office address and received by 12 August 2024.

OTAR 91, 125, 135, 121 Proposed amendments to the Flight Operations Requirements Open Accordion

Consultation has commenced on amendments to the Flight Operations Requirements (OTAR Parts 91, 125, 135, 121).

Further information is provided in:

Comments on these amendments should be sent by email to or by post to our office address and received by 12 August 2024.

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What are OTARs?

The Overseas Territories Aviation Requirements (OTARs) describe the means by which aircraft operators, aviation personnel and providers of services can gain approvals, licences and certificates and the process through which these are maintained. This process ensures adequate levels of safety and internationally agreed standards are met. Complete list of OTAR Parts

Full Regulatory Impact Assessment on the Publication of Overseas Territories Aviation Regulations (OTARs)

A full Regulatory Impact Assessment on the publication of OTARs has been published.

Commenting on OTAR amendments

Comments can be sent by e-mail to, or by post to:

Policy & Rulemaking Manager
Air Safety Support International
The Portland Building
25 High Street
West Sussex
RH10 1BG

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