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
    Safety first and foremost. Safety should characterize the reason that we are in business … ensuring Safety in the Aviation Industry.

  • Excellence
    Excellence to be characteristic of everything that the CAACI undertakes to do.

  • Regulatory Objectivity
    To conduct the primary responsibility with objectivity and sensibility.

  • Partnerships
    Strive to develop positive beneficial partnerships both internal to the organisation (internal customers, staff members, board of directors, to each other) and external to the organisation (with customers, clientele, associates, colleagues, etc).

  • Integrity
    Integrity should be an underlying value for all our activities, conduct of staff at all times should reflect integrity.

  • Leadership
    To build and promote a shared commitment to the strategic direction of the organisation and the achievement of the goals and objectives towards full realization of the mission and vision, while inspiring other.