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 editor@airsafety.aero.


Latest OTARs for Consultation

OTAR Part 13 Occurrence Reporting

Comments are requested on a minor textual amendment to this OTAR to align it with the AN(OT)O and to re-format the page numbering.

Comments on the proposed amendment to OTAR 13 can be sent by email to editor@airsafety.aero or by post to our office address and should be received by 17 February 2023.

OTAR Part 43 General Maintenance Requirements

This OTAR has been amended to address some suggestions arising from the OTAA Airworthiness Webinar in July 2022. The changes include a new paragraph 43.101(e) added to permit holders of a pilot licence to be authorised to update navigation databases. Paragraph 43.105(b) amended to change OTAR Form 71 to OTAA Form 71 and to permit OTAR 145 Option 1 Approved Organisations to release components on an OTAA Form 71 for components not installed on an OTAA state registered aircraft.

Comments on the proposed amendment to OTAR 43 can be sent by email to editor@airsafety.aero or by post to our office address and should be received by 17 January 2023.

OTAR Part 145 Aircraft Maintenance Organisation Approval

This OTAR has been amended in light of comments from the OTAA Airworthiness Webinars. These include:

  • An update to 145.59(b) to expand the use of the OTAR 145.59 Release Certificate to an Organisation Approved in accordance with Option 1 in addition to Option 2.
  • An update to 145.123(a)(9) to remove reference to Option 2 and make sentence general for Option 1 and Option 2 approvals.
  • The title of Form 71 in Appendix A has been changed to remove the words "for Option 2 Approvals”.
Comments on the proposed amendment to OTAR 145 can be sent by email to editor@airsafety.aero or by post to our office address and should be received by 17 January 2023.
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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 editor@airsafety.aero, or by post or fax to:

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