Operating Permits

Air Transport Licensing

Pursuant to Article 135 of the Air Navigation (Overseas Territory) Order [AN(OT)O] 2013, all foreign registered aircraft operating into the territory for valuable consideration (given or promised) or for the purpose of conducting aerial photography, aerial survey or any other form of aerial work must be licensed to do so by the UK Secretary of State. This authorization has been delegated to the Governor and thereby to the Director-General of the Civil Aviation Authority of the Cayman Islands.

This licensing is granted through a Scheduled or Non-Scheduled Operating Permit. There are specific requirements and associated fees for the processing of such permits.

Regulations and Guidance

The Economic Regulation & Administration at the Civil Aviation Authority is responsible for providing an effective economic regulatory framework and policies for registered carriers operating into the Cayman Islands. This division reviews and processes all applications for both Scheduled and Non-Scheduled air services from foreign carriers. Approved applications are granted operating permits.

Additional policy guidance on these regulations can be found on the right under quick links. 

Main Contacts

Nicoela McCoy
Nicoela McCoyDeputy Director-General
Elaine Whorms
Elaine WhormsAir Carrier Licensing Officer
Melaine Hulse
Melaine HulseBusiness Development Officer