Unofficial consolidated AN(OT)O 2013

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Important note: This consolidated version of the AN(OTO 2013 does not include the Amendment Order published in April 2024.  A version including this amendment will be available very soon.


The Air Navigation (Overseas Territories) Order 2013

The Air Navigation (Overseas Territories) Order 2013 came into effect on 1st January 2014. The AN(OT)O 2013 (SI 2013 No 2870) is available on the Government legislation website:

The Air Navigation (Overseas Territories) Order 2013 should be read in conjunction with the Air Navigation (Overseas Territories) (Amendment) Orders (see below).


The Air Navigation (Overseas Territories) (Amendment) Order 2014

This Amendment Order amends the Air Navigation (Overseas Territories) Order 2013 (SI No 2870) to incorporate provisions concerning aviation security and to amend the qualification criteria for registering an aircraft in the Overseas Territories. Three typographical errors are also being corrected, comprising removal of extraneous characters and correction of a cross-reference within two articles. The Air Navigation (Overseas Territories) (Amendment) Order 2014 (SI 2014 No 2925) is available on the Government legislation website:


The Air Navigation (Overseas Territories) (Amendment) (No 2) Order 2014

A second Amendment Order has now been enacted to allow OTs to implement the Cape Town Convention, which is intended to safeguard ownership rights in moveable assets. The Air Navigation (Overseas Territories) (Amendment) (No 2) Order 2014 (SI 2014 No 3281) is available on the Government legislation website:


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

The Air Navigation (Overseas Territories) (Amendment) Order 2015 (SI 2015 No 1769) came into force on 5 November and is available on the Government legislation website:

The changes give the power to issue Airworthiness Directives and correct the provisions for penalties for breaches of the Order arising from differing court systems in the OTs.


The Air Navigation (Overseas Territories) (Amendment) (No 2) Order 2021

The Air Navigation (Overseas Territories) (Amendment) (No 2) Order 2021 (SI 2021 No 755) came into force on 22 July 2021 (except for Article 23(13) which came into force on 30 September 2021) and is available on the Government legislation website:

This Order amends the Air Navigation (Overseas Territories) Order 2013 (SI 2013/2870) to update regulatory standards and ensure the aviation safety regime in the Overseas Territories complies with the United Kingdom's obligations under the Chicago Convention of 7 December 1944. See the Explanatory Note for further information on the amendments made.


The Air Navigation (Overseas Territories) (Amendment) Order 2024

The Air Navigation (Overseas Territories) (Amendment) Order 2024 (SI 2024 No 384) came into force on 10 April 2024 and is available on the Government legislation website as follows:

This Amendment Order makes a number of revisions to tidy-up some loose ends and discrepancies, revise some definitions and add additional rights of access for regulators. The primary revision is the introduction of a new article to provide a platform for regulating "drones" (unmanned aircraft).

The Explanatory Note outlines the scope and purpose of the Amendment Order.


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The Air Navigation (Overseas Territories) Order 2013

The Air Navigation (Overseas Territories) Order 2013 should be read in conjunction with the Air Navigation (Overseas Territories) (Amendment) Orders:


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