About Us

The role of the CAACI is primarily to function as the regulatory organisation responsible for safety oversight and economic regulation of the aviation industry throughout the territory and to ensure that the Cayman Islands aviation industry conforms to the standards and recommended practices of the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO). The guiding legislation to ensure compliance with the ICAO standards and recommended practices is the Air Navigation (Overseas Territory) Order.

The primary activities of the CAACI are as follows:

Certification of aerodromes and heliports and air traffic services; registration of aircraft and the issuance, renewal, cancellation, revocation and variation of certificates of airworthiness of aircraft; validation of personnel licenses (crews and maintenance associated with the aircraft registry); and safety oversight for the local Air Operator Certificate (AOC) holders. The ultimate aim of the regulatory activities is to ensure the safety of the travelling public and surrounding environments.
The grant of air transport permits and operating licenses for foreign registered scheduled and non-scheduled carriers operating to the jurisdiction; regulation of charges levied by airport operators with a view to creating equality and fair policies and practices; to provide a liaison to the C I Government and the UK Department for Transport as it pertains to bi-lateral negotiations for international air service agreements; provide input to the Air Transport Licensing Authority (ATLA) as it pertains to licensing of local carriers; provide advice for effective implementation of regulatory policy that is in the best interest of the traveling public/end user.

What We Value

  • Safety first
    We never forget our organization’s primary reason for being.

  • People at the centre
    We develop our people to the highest standards and level of expertise in technical and non-technical areas.

  • Leadership
    We build and promote a shared commitment to regulatory and aviation excellence regionally and globally.

  • Regulatory objectivity
    We conduct our regulatory responsibility with impartiality.

  • Integrity
    We ensure that the highest moral and ethical standards are maintained in the discharge of our responsibilities.

  • Active collaboration
    We work with others to engage their knowledge and expertise and to generate effective solutions where we are jointly accountable for the end results.

  • Accountability
    We account for our actions, accept individual and team responsibilities and transparently disclose results.