28 February, 2022

BCAA Statement Regarding Sanctions

The Bermuda Civil Aviation Authority (BCAA) is responsible for the regulation and safety oversight of aviation in Bermuda and all aircraft on the Bermuda Aircraft Registry. The BCAA operates within a complex safety network of leasing companies and commercial operators, which is governed by international laws. As a regulator, the BCAA is obligated to oversee safe travel.

Of the 900+ aircraft that are currently registered with Bermuda, a significant amount are utilised by commercial Russian air operators. The BCAA understands that this affiliation may cause concern, and to this point, it should be made clear the Authority within the framework of its aviation legislation, is continuing to carefully review all sanctions in coordination with other stakeholders, including the Governor of Bermuda and the Ministry of Transport for the Government of Bermuda. The BCAA will ensure that the Authority and the relevant entities which it regulates, are in full compliance with any applicable sanctions now and moving forward.

Bermuda, as an Overseas Territory of the United Kingdom, is regulated by the UK Department for Transport and operates as part of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO).