Notice to Private Aircraft Owners and Operators
George Town, Grand Cayman, April, 2017 – NOTICE TO PRIVATE AIRCRAFT OWNERS AND OPERATORS
The purpose of this notice is to inform aircraft owners and operators about the conduct of Commercial Air Transport and Aerial Work in the Cayman Islands
Owners and operators of foreign registered aircraft are reminded of the requirements of the Air Navigation (Overseas Territories) Order 2013 (“the Order”), as amended, in respect of commercial air transport and aerial work operations conducted within the Cayman Islands. The following Articles from the Order apply:
Restriction with respect to carriage for valuable consideration in aircraft registered outside the Territory
135.—(1) An aircraft registered in a Contracting State, other than the United Kingdom or any of the Territories, or in any country other than the United Kingdom, must not take on board or discharge any passengers or cargo in the Territory, if valuable consideration is given or promised in respect of the carriage of such persons or cargo unless it does so with the permission of the Secretary of State granted under this article to the operator or charterer of the aircraft or to the Government of the country in which the aircraft is registered, and in accordance with any conditions to which such permission may be subject.
Restriction on aerial photography, aerial survey and aerial work in aircraft registered outside the Territory
137.—(1) Subject to article 127 an aircraft registered in a Contracting State other than the United Kingdom or any of the Territories, or in any country other than the United Kingdom, must not fly over the Territory for the purpose of aerial photography or aerial survey (whether or not valuable consideration is given or promised in respect of the flight or the purpose of the flight) or for the purpose of any other form of aerial work except with the permission of the Governor granted under this article to the operator or the charterer of the aircraft and in accordance with any conditions to which such permission may be subject.
Aerial work means any purpose (other than commercial air transport) for which an aircraft is flown if valuable consideration is given or promised in respect of the flight or the purpose of the flight.
When applying to the CAACI for aerial work permission, copies of any relevant operating certificates/operations specifications issued by the State of Registry of the aircraft shall be included with the application.
Aircraft owners or operators found to be conducting commercial air transport or aerial work operation without permission are liable on summary conviction to a fine of up to $5000 and on conviction on indictment to a fine or imprisonment for a term not exceeding two years or both.
For further information, please contact the Civil Aviation Authority on firstname.lastname@example.org and visit our website at caacayman.com