Nicoela (Nikki) McCoy
Deputy Director-General Economic Reg. & Admin
Civil Aviation Authority of the Cayman Islands
P.O. Box 10277 APO, Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands, BWI
Tel: 345-949-7811, ext. 224; Fax: 345-949-0761


International Women’s Day 2021 – Celebrating the Women of the Civil Aviation Authority of the Cayman Islands (CAACI)

Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands (8 March 2021) In a field highly dominated by men, over 50% of positions held at the Civil Aviation Authority of the Cayman Islands (CAACI) are by women. Women have been making a significant contribution to aviation since the Wright Brothers’ first 12-second flight in 1903. Blanche Scott was the first women pilot, in 1910, when the plane that she was allowed to taxi mysteriously became airborne.

Today marks International Women’s Day which is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural, and political achievements of women. The day also marks a call to action for accelerating women’s equality.

Every day our female staff rise to the challenges with grace and dignity while balancing many tasks, responsibilities and obligations both professionally and in their personal lives.

Today, two senior positions on the CAACI executive team – the Deputy Director-General, Economic Regulation & Administration and Director of Finance & Compliance are held by women. Below is a highlight of our female staff:


Jane Panton
Director, Finance and Compliance

When Jane joined CAACI 14 years ago, the only knowledge she had of aviation related to her  personal travel experiences with airlines and airports. Within her first month, she was introduced to the vast world of the aviation industry– everything that supports aircraft moving people from point A to point B – which involves an incredible amount of contributing elements of people, their skills and technology.

The Finance and Complianc