Does a charter operator require a permit to operate into the Cayman Islands?2022-01-19T17:25:21-05:00

Yes, all air transport operations into the Cayman Islands are subject to regulation under the UK’s Air Navigation (Overseas Territories) Order, AN(OT)O, and in particular Article 135 which provides that all foreign registered aircraft operating into the territory for valuable consideration be licensed to do so by the UK Secretary of State. This authorization has been delegated (as of September 2004) to the Governor and thereby to the Director-General of Civil Aviation for the Cayman Islands. An operating permit can be obtained by contacting the Civil Aviation Authority of the Cayman Islands (CAACI) at permits@caacayman.com or the website caacayman.com.

Response to Part 135 Operators

Does a private operator require a permit to operate into the Cayman Islands2022-01-19T17:26:22-05:00

Once the operation in not for ‘gainful consideration’ a permit is not required.

Response to Part 91 Operators

What is the processing time for an operating permit?2021-11-22T08:54:15-05:00

Once the CAACI is in receipt of all required documents (see non-scheduled checklist) an operating permit can be issued within 3 days.

What language are documents submitted required to be in?2021-11-22T08:51:19-05:00

All documents submitted to the CAACI must either be in English; or dually translated with English as a language or the foreign language to be accompanied by a notarized English translation.

Is a handler required to operate into the Cayman Islands?2021-11-22T08:50:45-05:00