Operational Requirements

Prior to placing an aircraft on the Cayman Register, the Authority must be satisfied that flight operations will be conducted in a manner consistent with internationally recognized safety standards and recommended practices (SARPs). The Overseas Territories Aviation Requirements (OTAR) were developed for this purpose.

OTAR 125 addresses the requirements for complex general aviation including corporate operations for turbine powered aircraft or large piston-engined aircraft. This regulation requires operators to have an approved Operations Manual and a Safety Management System (SMS).

Authorizations for any special operations such as Single Pilot Authority, Steep Approach and Landing Authority, MNPS, RVSM, RNP 10, RNP 5 (BRNAV) and Low Visibility Ops. are normally granted subject to meeting an acceptable means of compliance.

In order to comply with ICAO Annex 16, Environmental Standards, the Authority is required to issue a Noise Certificate. Air Navigation (Overseas Territories) (Environmental Standards) Order and OTAR Part 36 are requirements to be met. Application for a Noise Certificate is made through our VP-C online system and guidance can be obtained in the ASR Airworthiness department under the Certification Section.

NOTE: It is the policy of the Authority not to accept an aircraft on the Register unless it is at least Stage III compliant.

In order to operate in high level airspace above FL290 and to utilize aircraft navigation systems that offer fully independent or satellite based flight navigation capability, both the aircraft and the flight crew must be authorised to do so