Issue 1.00

Issued: 11 March 2021

Reviewed: 23 April 2024

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 Circular gives guidance on the ICAO 5 Stage process for the application and renewal of an Air Operator Certificate (AOC). It can be used as guidance for other processes used by OTAAs for the issue/renewal of Air Operator Certificates. An AOC is required by OTAR 119 for commercial air transport operations under OTAR Parts 121 or 135.


This Circular relates to OTAR Parts 119, 121, 135, 178 and 179.


First Issue.


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.