Bermuda Civil Aviation Authority

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21 May 2019

Friday, May 24th - Bermuda

Monday, May 27th - U.K.

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18 March 2019

As of March 15th 2019, the Bermuda Civil Aviation Authority (BCAA) have issued new Directions in accordance with the Air Navigation (Overseas Territories) Order under Article 68 to include restricted fly zones over Westgate Correctional Facility, Police Headquarters at Prospect, and an update to the no-fly zone at L.F Wade International Airport.

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12 March 2019

This Direction is made in the public interest following the accident of an Ethiopian Airlines Boeing Model 737-8 (737 MAX) aircraft on 10 March 2019.

Click here to see the Direction.

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11 February 2019

The Bermuda C.A.A. has been advised that the General Civil Aviation Authority of the United Arab Emirates (GACA) has introduced Alcohol testing as part of its Ramp Inspections programme.  Details are available in GACA Safety Decision 2018-02.

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10 December 2018

In observance of the Christmas and Boxing Day public holidays, our Bermuda and Farnborough offices will be closed Tuesday, December 25 and Wednesday, December 26, 2018, respectively.

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09 November 2018

In observance of the Remembrance Day public holiday, BCAA will be closed on Monday, November 12, 2018.  Our offices will reopen on Tuesday, November 13, 2018 at 8:30 am.

 

For Airworthiness matters during our closure, you may contact our Farnborough office at 44(0)1252 942 170 oukoffice@bcaa.bm.

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15 October 2018

The Bermuda Civil Aviation Authority is seeking suitably qualified software firms to submit proposals to replace its Aviation Information System.

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12 October 2018

Letter to Operators of Bermuda registered aircraft seeking RNP APCH approval

LTO_OPS_RNPAPCH_Approval_20181012.pdf

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01 October 2018

The Bermuda Civil Aviation Authority (BCAA) advises the public that the use of Chinese lanterns or sky lanterns within Bermuda could become a risk to aviation safety through airborne engine ingestion and other dangers, such as brush fires. See our guidelines here. 

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31 August 2018

In observance of the Labour Day public holiday, BCAA will be closed on Monday, September 3, 2018. Our offices will reopen on Tuesday, September 4, 2018 at 8:30 am.

For Airworthiness matters during our closure, you may contact our Farnborough office at 44(0)1252 942 170 or ukoffice@bcaa.bm.

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23 August 2018

Our Farnborough office will be closed on Monday, August 27, 2018 for the U.K. August Bank Holiday.  It will reopen on Tuesday, August 28, 2018 at 8:30 am.  

For Airworthiness matters during this closure, you may contact our Bermuda office + 1 441 293 1640 or info@bcaa.bm.

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01 August 2018

Our office will close on Thursday, August 2, 2018 and Friday, August 3, 2018 in observance of Emancipation Day and Somer's Day, our Cup Match holiday.  We will reopen on Monday, August 6, 2018 at 8:30 am.  

For Airworthiness matters during our closure, you may contact our Farnborough office at 44(0)1252 942 170 or ukoffice@bcaa.bm.

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05 July 2018

As a consequence of not being able to locate the wreckage of the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 in March of 2014, regulations have been developed with the aim of preventing such circumstances from occurring again. These ICAO SARPS include requiring all aircraft (private and commercial) that are capable of being equipped with an FDR to be fitted with an Underwater Locator Beacon (ULB), sometimes referred to as Underwater Locating Device (ULD):

 

“Non-deployable flight recorder containers shall have securely attached an automatically activated underwater locating device operating at a frequency of 37.5 kHz. At the earliest practicable date, but not later than 1 January 2019, this device shall operate for a minimum of 90 days.”

 

Our OTARs will be amended in due course to reflect this update in accordance with ICAO Annex 6 Part 2 Appendix 2.3.

 

Please advise if you have any questions.

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15 May 2018

Letter to Operators concerning upcoming CORSIA environmental offsetting measures.

LTO_OPS_CORSIA_20180515 .pdf

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03 May 2018

The purpose of this North Atlantic Operations Bulletin (NAT OPS) Bulletin is to provide material that North Atlantic (NAT) Air Navigation Service Providers (ANSPs) should use as a basis for an Aeronautical Information Circular (AIC).

Find the Bulletin here: NAT OPS

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25 April 2018

2018 was another successful year at ABACE! 

The Bermuda Aircraft Registry were represented in a panel of panel made up of 6 offshore aircraft Registries and discussed a range of topics on the benefits that such registries have for the aviation industry. In addition, the Registry was featured in a number of industry publications, including Aviation Week and AIN:

http://aviationweek.com/abace-2018/bermuda-polishes-its-offshore-registry

https://www.ainonline.com/aviation-news/business-aviation/2018-04-17/foreign-aircraft-registries-tout-benefits

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11 April 2018

The Bermuda Civil Aviation Authority is seeking a suitably qualified information technology professional or firm to lead in the preparation of a Request for Proposal to replace its aircraft information and records database.

Bidders submitting a proposal will be required to provide sufficient evidence to demonstrate their capability to provide this service in addition to three (3) references for similar engagements. Proposals submitted by bidders who cannot demonstrate this expertise will not be considered.

Proposals must be returned no later than 5:00pm AST Monday 30th April 2018 by email to Delia Basden, Director of Finance & Administration at djbasden@bcaa.bm. Late submissions will not be considered.

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15 February 2018

At BCAA, we know that our staff members are our greatest asset, so we dedicate time and effort to make sure that they have the support to advance in their career.

Our feature in Your Future highlights some of our up-and-coming staff members (page 17) - http://bermudamedia.bm/#/yourfuture/

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16 January 2018

Effective 1 January 2018, the Cape Town Convention and the related Protocol (Convention) came into force pursuant to the Bermuda International Interests in Mobile Equipment (Cape Town Convention) Act 2016. The Convention is an international legal framework (recognised in all Contracting States). It enables interested parties to protect and recover their mobile assets with greater certainty and ease by creating an international registry. 

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20 December 2017

Please note that by 01 January 2020 all aircraft operating in applicable controlled airspace within the U.S.A must be equipped with ADS-B Out. The FAA has stated that no extensions beyond that day will be granted.

For further information, please click on the link below to read a letter from the F.A.A.

Letter from the F.A.A.

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04 December 2017

As of 1st December our new U.K. office at Farnborough Airport opens for business. The office moved from central London to Farnborough to enable BCAA to provide more efficient support and access for customers who utilize the airport at Farnborough, which was the UK’s first airfield in aviation history and home to the country’s first powered flight in 1908.

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16 November 2017

Required Aircraft equipment (Flight Data Recorders) for visiting aircraft to Bermuda (TXKF) which are registered in Canada and the United States

Commercial Air Transport (AOC holders, Air Carrier and other operators – Parts 121 and 135)

 

The Bermuda Civil Aviation Authority requires all aircraft requiring Flight Permission under Article 135 of the Air Navigation (Overseas Territories) Order 2013, as amended, to comply with the I.C.A.O. Standards in Annex 6 with respect to the need to be equipped with a Flight Data Recorder (FDR), unless the State of Registration has filed a difference to the Standard to Annex 6 with I.C.A.O. 

 

See the differences here: 

https://www.bcaa.bm/sites/default/files/Web%20Docs/Flight%20Ops/POL_OPS_BCAAFDRVISITINGAIRCRAFT.pdf

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24 October 2017

A new Electronic Bulletin has been issued by the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) concerning an outbreak of the plague in Madagascar.

Operators should take appropriate precautions if visiting the area.

The Electronic Bulletin is available to download at the following link:

Download: https://box.icao.int/link/8uFodfOddJVn6UO2KTpUr6

If the link above does not work, select and copy the link, then paste it on the address line of the internet browser.

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20 October 2017

Industry Insight recently unveiled the 2017 Aviation Aerospace & Defence Awards Winners, and Bermuda Civil Aviation Authority has been awarded the "Best Aviation Safety & Regulatory Organisation - Caribbean". We are honoured to have received this award and will continue to focus our efforts on client services and safety.

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29 August 2017

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.    

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29 August 2017

In observance of the Labour Day public holiday, the BCAA will be closed on Monday 4 September 2017.  Our offices will reopen on Tuesday, 5 September at 8:45 am.

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06 July 2017

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.

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27 June 2017

With immediate effect, Temporary Restricted Areas TX(R) - 002 and TX(R) - 003 have been cancelled. 

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08 March 2017

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

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31 January 2017

Please note that we have transitioned to new email addresses. Effective February 1st, the @gov.bm email addresses will no longer be active. Kindly update your contacts with the new @bcaa.bm address.

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31 January 2017

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). 

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30 January 2017

All Operators of Foreign aircraft outside of the Overseas Territories weighing above 5700 KGS

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16 January 2017

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. 

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06 January 2017

The Bermuda Advisory Circular (BAC) titled 'Acceptance of Electronic Maintenance Records' has been added.  Click here to view the latest BAC.

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23 December 2016

 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.  

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21 December 2016

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.

 

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04 November 2016

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.

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26 October 2016

The Airworthiness Notice has replaced the former Letter to Operator's, which is being phased out. The Airworthiness Notices are now published on the BCAA website and may be found here.

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11 October 2016

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. 

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11 April 2016

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.

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21 December 2015

The BCAA has recently published new airworthiness certification and approval guidance on its website.

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02 October 2015

Currently Emergency Locator Transmitters (ELTs) for Bermuda registered aircraft are coded to Bermuda, using Bermuda code 310​.

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24 August 2015

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.

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13 August 2015

In order to improve our invoicing process the BCAA has developed a new process for customers to receive their invoices faster and consequently to make on time payment to BCAA.

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