News

2017
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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.    

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.

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.

27 June, 2017

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

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

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). 

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.

30 January, 2017

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

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. 

06 January, 2017

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