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As of 30th November 2017, the BCAA will be rescinding the Letter to Operators which Exempts FAA and Transport Canada registered aircraft weighing over 5700kg from needing Flight Data Recorders. You may find this Notice here: http://www.bcaa.bm/sites/default/files/Web%20Docs/Notices_BACs_OTARs/LTO-FO-FDRandCFR-CAREquivalent.pdf
This change has been made to align with ICAO Annex 6 Part 1 standards concerning the International Operations of Aircraft for the purposes of Commercial Air Transport.
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As part of our Dangerous Goods Awareness Campaign, the BCAA have published informative posters and leaflets to our website here.
Any local entity that accepts or processes potential Dangerous Goods that will be Transported by Air from Bermuda may copy this information to educate the general public.
In observance of the Emancipation Day and Somer’s Day public holidays, BCAA will be closed on Thursday, August 3 and Friday, August 4, 2017, respectively. Our offices will reopen on Monday, August 7 at 8:45 am.
David Nicholas selected Bermuda to host his final scrutiny meeting as Manager of the North Atlantic Central Monitoring Agency [NAT CMA], a group that reviews Operational Safety Occurrences and reports them to the regulation body International Civil Aviation Organisation [ICAO].
The bi-annual scrutiny meeting is taking place from March 6th-10th at the Bermuda Civil Aviation Authority [BCAA] offices in St George’s. The group consists of experts in flight operations, engineering, dispatch, human factors and air traffic control.
Read the full article here - http://www.royalgazette.com/news/article/20170306/bermuda-hosts-aviation-safety-meeting
Bermuda - Sailing to Success is a new commemorative book produced by the Government of Bermuda to showcase the island as we approach the 35th America's Cup. Chapter six covers Maritime and Aviation Services and features an article written by Thomas Dunstan, Director General of BCAA, on Aircraft Registry (Page 103).
OTAR 145.25 requires that Aircraft Maintenance Organizations (AMOs) establish a Safety Management System (SMS). In order to provide organisations sufficient time to establish an acceptable SMS, the BCAA has issued a Deviation from this requirement valid until 31st December 2017. After this date a Bermuda approved OTAR 145 organisation, Option 2, must have an acceptable SMS in place.
The Bermuda Advisory Circular (BAC) titled 'Acceptance of Electronic Maintenance Records' has been added. Click here to view the latest BAC.
The Embraer Certification Office made application to the Bermuda Civil Aviation Authority (BCAA) requesting a Deviation to OTAR 21.25 to permit Bermuda to issue a Type Acceptance Certificate for a Type Design that has been approved by National Civil Aviation Agency – Brazil (ANAC).
BCAA has conducted a risk assessment and determine that issuing a Deviation to the OTAR 21.25 would provide an equivalent level of safety. A copy of the Deviation can be found here.
The latest list of BCAA Type Acceptance Certificates can be found here.
In observance of the Christmas and Boxing Day public holidays, BCAA will be closed on Monday, December 26 and Tuesday, December 27. Our offices will reopen on Wednesday, December 28 at 8:45 am.
BCAA will also close on Monday, January 2, 2017 in observance of New Year’s day. Our offices will reopen on Tuesday, January 3 at 8:45 am.
The Bermuda Advisory Circular (BAC) titled 'Installed Aircraft Parts Removed to Service Another Aircraft (Parts Robbery)' has been amended. Click here to view the latest BAC.
The Bermuda Civil Aviation Authority (BCAA) recently made its official debut at the 6th Annual Offshore Aircraft Registration Summit held in Hamilton, Bermuda. This is the first event since the October 1 transition of the Department of Civil Aviation to the semi-autonomous BCAA.
Please note the RNP1 requirement for Hong Kong FIR. All BCAA aircraft that operate within this FIR will need to have their Airspace approvals reflect this fact.
The BCAA has recently published new airworthiness certification and approval guidance on its website.
The BCAA permits the operation of Bermuda registered aircraft with copies of BCAA issued certificates on board for a duration of four (4) weeks from the date the certificates are issued.