Issue 3.00

Issued: 24 October 2022

Effective: on issue


Overseas Territories Aviation Circulars are issued to provide advice, guidance and information on standards, practices and procedures necessary to support Overseas Territory Aviation Requirements. They are not in themselves law but may amplify a provision of the Air Navigation (Overseas Territories) Order or provide practical guidance on meeting a requirement contained in the Overseas Territories Aviation Requirements.


This Overseas Territories Aviation Circular provides guidance on the implications of leasing by Territory operators of foreign-registered aircraft for Commercial Air Transport or aerial work operations and of operations by Territory AOC holders on behalf of a foreign operator.


This Circular relates to OTAR Parts 39, 61, 119, 121, and 135.


Third Issue: Para 1.1 – amended name of Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) to its new name of Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO).

Para 2.8 – Update of reference to Air Navigation (OT) (Environmental Standards) Order to ‘as amended’.

Para 1.2 includes clarification on ICAO Article 83bis agreements. Para 1.5 paragraph numbering added.  Section 2 includes new para 2.1 regarding acceptable time limits for leases and further clarification on Dry Leases.

Retitling of section 6 to “Airworthiness considerations”.

Addition of new paragraph 6.5 dealing with leasing of engines, propellers, APUs and components.


Enquiries regarding the content of this Circular should be addressed to Air Safety Support International at the address on the ASSI website or to the appropriate Overseas Territory Aviation Authority (OTAA).