Article 7(1) of The Air Navigation (Overseas Territories) Order 2013, (AN(OT)O) or (the Order) as amended, gives effect to the Convention on International Civil Aviation requiring the Governor to ensure that the Annexes to the Convention are complied with. Thereafter, Article 7(2)(a) requires the Governor to provide or secure a meteorological service to meet the needs of international air navigation.
Consequently, Article 7 of the Order identifies the requirement for the provision of a meteorological service for aviation and for its regulation under Annex 3 of the Convention. In addition, ASSI have published OTAR 174 which provides additional regulation particularly in respect of oversight relationships. Further guidance is provided by OTAC 174-1 and OTAC 174-2 in relation to Definition of Service and Qualification of Personnel respectively.
In addition, OTAR 139.33 (b)(6)(iii) specifies that for an aerodrome to be certified, appropriate arrangements must be in place for the provisions of the meteorological services.