The United Kingdom's Overseas Territories are spread across the world and span a diverse range of cultures and environments. From the smallest, the tiny island of Pitcairn in the middle of the Pacific Ocean, to the bustling richness of the Cayman Islands in the Caribbean.
The Overseas Territories have separate constitutions with elected governments who are responsible for the day to day administration. They also have a Governor, appointed by HM The King whose responsibilities include external affairs, security, defence and air safety.
Air Safety Support International is charged with the oversight of civil aviation safety regulation within the UK's Overseas Territories.
The UK Overseas Territories are:
- British Antarctic Territory (BAT) - ASSI has no direct responsibility in relation to BAT as the Antarctic Treaty takes precedence.
- British Indian Ocean Territory
- British Virgin Islands
- Cayman Islands
- Falkland Islands
- Gibraltar - outside of ASSI’s remit due to ongoing negotiations regarding the formal relationship between Gibraltar and the EU following BREXIT.
- Pitcairn Island, Henderson, Ducie and Oeno Islands
- St Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha
- Sovereign Base Areas (SBA) - ASSI's responsibility in relation to the SBA is limited to the provision of advice to the Administrator.
- South Georgia and South Sandwich Islands
- Turks and Caicos Islands
Find an approved medical examiner in the Overseas Territories.
Essentially, an Aeronautical Information Publication (AIP) is a manual containing local regulations and procedures, usually issued by the respective civil aviation department. AIPs normally have three parts - GEN (general), ENR (enroute) and AD (aerodromes). The latter also includes aeronautical charts for aerodromes.
Find out more about the AIPs produced by the United Kingdom's Overseas Territories.