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Overseas Territories Advisory Circulars

ASSI is a subsidiary company of the United Kingdom Civil Aviation Authority. ASSI's primary objective is to help provide a cohesive system of civil aviation safety legislation and requirements in the UK OTs. In addition to producing legislation and requirements, ASSI also develops Overseas Territories Advisory Circulars (OTACs) which for the most part are applicable in Bermuda.

BCAA also produces Bermuda Advisory Circulars (BACs) and Notices which supplement ASSI OTACs or provide guidance particular to BCAA stakeholders. The matrix below provides guidance on the applicability of OTACs to BCAA stakeholders and also provides links to both OTACs and BACs.

Occurrence Reporting

OTAC
No
Title Comments
13-1 Occurrence Reporting Applicable but BCAA has its own form
- 1-AW-209 Occurrence Reporting

Certification of Aircraft

OTAC
No
Title Comments
21-1 Type Acceptance Certificates Applicable and BCAA has its own procedure
- 1-AW-01 Granting Type Acceptance Certificate
21-2 Approval of Design Changes Applicable and BCAA has its own procedure
- 1-AW-20 Approval of Modifications and Repairs
21-3 Certificate of Airworthiness Applicable and BCAA has its own procedure
- 1-AW-03 Issuing a Certificate of Airworthiness
21-5 Aircraft Parts – OTAR Part 145.59 Applicable and BCAA also has Notices BAC AW-01 & BAC AW 02
21-6 Aircraft Airworthiness Review Applicable and BCAA has its own procedure
- 1-AW-03 Issuing a Certificate of Airworthiness
21-8 Minimum Equipment List (MEL) Development and Approval Applicable and BCAA has its own procedure
- 1-AW-26 MEL Evaluation
- Form OPS 9006B A guide to writing an OTAR Compliant MEL
21-9 Mandatory Continued Airworthiness Requirements Applicable and BCAA has its own procedure
- 1-AW-28 The Issue of Airworthiness Directives
21-10 Special Flight Permits Applicable and BCAA has its own procedure
- 1-AW-08 Special Flight Permit

Aircraft Environmental Standards

OTAC
No
Title Comments
36-1 Noise Certificates Applicable and BCAA has its own procedure
1-AW-10 Issue of Noise Certificates
36-2 Approval of Design Changes Applicable and BCAA has its own procedure
- 1-AW-20 Approval of Modifications and Repairs

Continued Airworthiness Requirements

OTAC
No
Title Comments
39-1 Commercial Air Transport & Private Operators Applicable
39-2 Continued Airworthiness Management Approval & Approval of the Maintenance Control Manual Applicable and BCAA has its own procedure
- 1-AW-39 Approval of Continued Airworthiness Management Organizations (CAMOs)
39-3 Continued Airworthiness Management under an Article 83 bisAgreement – OTAR Part 39 Subpart F Applicable and BCAA has its own procedure
- 1-AW-39 Approval of CAMOs
39-5 Aircraft Airworthiness Review Applicable and BCAA has its own procedure
- 1-AW-03 Issuing a Certificate of Airworthiness
39-6 Maintenance Programmes – OTAR Part 39 Subpart C Applicable and BCAA has its own procedure
- 1-AW-13 Review and Approval of Aircraft Maintenance Programmes
39-7 Accountable Manager General guidance as BCAA has its own procedure
- 1-AW-47 The Acceptance and Approval of the Accountable Manager
39-8 Mandatory Continued Airworthiness Requirements Applicable and BCAA has its own procedure
- 1-AW-10 Issue of Noise Certificates
39-9 MEL Development Approval Applicable and BCAA has its own procedure
- 1-AW-26 MEL Evaluation
39-10 Quality Management Systems Information OTAC

General Maintenance Requirements

OTAC
No
Title Comments
43-2 MEL Development Approval Applicable and BCAA has its own procedure
- 1-AW-26 MEL Evaluation

Aircraft Registration and Marking

OTAC
No
Title Comments
47-1 Aircraft Registration Applicable and BCAA also has guidance material

Pilot Licences and Ratings

OTAC
No
Title Comments
61-1 Commercial Air Transport & Private Operators Not applicable
61-2 Aircraft Leasing Applicable but BCAA does not allow lease in
61-3 Language Proficiency Applicable as it relates to Licence Validations
61-4 Issue of a Certificate of Validation Applicable and BCAA has its own procedure
- Personnel Licensing Manual
61-5 Flight Examiner Authorizations for Commercial Air Transport Operations Applicable and BCAA has its own procedure
- Flight Operations Procedure Manual (FOPM)
61-6 Quality Management Systems Information OTAC only

Flight Engineer Licences and Ratings

OTAC
No
Title Comments
63-1 Language Proficiency Applicable as it relates to Licence Validations
63-2 Issue of a Validation BCAA has its own procedure
- Personnel Licensing Manual
63-3 Quality Management Systems Information OTAC  

Air Traffic Services Personnel Licences and Ratings

OTAC
No
Title Comments
65-1 Validation Competence Assessment of ATS Personnel Applicable and BCAA has its own procedure
- Personnel Licensing Manual
65-2 Continuing Competence Assessment of ATS Personnel Applicable and BCAA has its own procedure
- Personnel Licensing Manual
65-3 Language Proficiency BCAA has its own procedure
- Personnel Licensing Manual
65-4 Quality Management Systems Information OTAC  

Aircraft Maintenance Personnel Licensing

OTAC
No
Title Comments
66-1 Aircraft Maintenance Engineers – Personal Responsibility When Medically Unfit or Under the Influence of Drink or Drugs Applicable
66-4 Quality Management Systems Information OTAC  

Medical Standards and Approval of Medical Examiners

OTAC
No
Title Comments
67-1 Aeromedical Examiner & Aeromedical Ophthalmologist Approvals Not applicable as BCAA validates medical certificates

General Operating Instructions

OTAC
No
Title Comments
91-1 Special Flight Permits for the recovery of damaged or unserviceable aircraft-ferry flights Applicable and BCAA has its own procedure
- 1-AW-08 SPECIAL FLIGHT PERMIT
91-2 Commercial Air Transport & Private Operations Applicable and BCAA has its own procedures
- FOPM
91-3 Carriage of Dangerous Goods Applicable and BCAA has its own procedures
- Dangerous Goods Inspection Manual
91-4 Prevention of Runway Incursions Applicable
91-5 ACAS Training for Pilots Applicable and BCAA has its own procedures
- FOPM
91-6 MEL Development and Approval Applicable and BCAA has its own procedures
- FOPM
91-8 Aerial work and specialised operations Applicable and BCAA has its own procedures
- FOPM
91-9 Special Flight Permits Applicable and BCAA has its own procedure
- 1-AW-08 SPECIAL FLIGHT PERMIT
91-10 Safety Assessments (Aeronautical Studies, Safety Cases, Risk Assessments) General guidance as other formats are acceptable  
91-12 Performance Based Navigation Procedures Applicable and BCAA has its own procedures
- FOPM

Carriage of Dangerous Goods

OTAC
No
Title Comments
92-1 Carriage of Dangerous Goods Applicable and BCAA has its own procedures
- Dangerous Goods Inspection Manual

Air Operators Certification

OTAC
No
Title Comments
119-1 Accountable Manager General guidance as BCAA has its own assessment procedure
119-2 Special Flight Permit requirements for the recovery of damaged or unserviceable aircraft-ferry flights  Applicable and BCAA has its own procedure
– 1-AW-08 Special Flight Permit
119-3 Safety Management Systems General guidance as BCAA has its own assessment procedure.
119-5 Commercial Air Transport & Private Operations Applicable and BCAA has its own procedures
- FOPM
119-6 Aircraft Leasing Applicable, except BCAA does not permit lease in
119-7 Prevention of Runway Incursions Applicable
119-8 ACAS Training for Pilots Applicable and BCAA has its own procedures
- FOPM
119-9 Flight Safety Documents System Applicable and BCAA has its own procedures
- FOPM
119-10 Operational Manual Applicable and BCAA has its own procedures
- FOPM
119-11 Flight Examiner Authorization for Commercial Air Transport Operations Applicable and BCAA has its own procedures
- FOPM
119-12 Quality Management Systems Information OTAC  
119-13 Special Flight Permits  Applicable and BCAA has its own procedure
- 1-AW-08 Special Flight Permit
119-14 Safety Assessments (Aeronautical Studies, Safety Cases, Risk Assessments) General guidance as other formats are acceptable

Commercial Air Transport Operations – Large Aeroplanes

OTAC
No
Title Comments
121-2 Special Flight Permit requirements for the recovery of damaged or unserviceable aircraft-ferry flights  Applicable
121-3 Commercial Air Transport & Private Operations Applicable and BCAA has its own procedures
- FOPM
- 1-AW-27 Granting of Air Operator’s Certificates (Airworthiness Aspects)
121-4 Aircraft Leasing Applicable but BCAA does not permit lease in
121-5 Prevention of Runway Incursions Applicable
121-6 ACAS Training for Pilots Applicable and BCAA has its own procedures
- FOPM
121-7 MEL Development and Approval Applicable and BCAA has its own procedures
- FOPM
121-9 Operations Manual Applicable and BCAA has its own procedures
- FOPM
121-10 Fatigue Management – Commercial Air Transport Operations Applicable and BCAA has its own procedures
- FOPM
121-11 Flight Examiner Authorizations for Commercial Air Transport Operations Applicable and BCAA has its own procedures
- FOPM
121-12 Quality Management Systems Information OTAC
121-13 Special Flight Permits  Applicable
1-AW-08 Special Flight Permit
121-14 Crew Resource Management (CRM) Training Applicable and BCAA has its own procedures
- FOPM
121-15 Safety Assessments (Aeronautical Studies, Safety Cases, Risk Assessments) General guidance as other formats are acceptable
121-17 Performance Based Navigation Procedures Applicable and BCAA has its own procedures
- FOPM
- 1-AW-23 Airworthiness Aspects of Airspace Approvals

Complex General Aviation including Corporate Operations

OTAC
No
Title Comments
125-1 Safety Management Systems General guidance as BCAA has its own assessment procedure
125-3 Commercial Air Transport & Private Operations Applicable and BCAA has its own procedures
- FOPM
125-5 Prevention of Runway Incursions Applicable
125-6 ACAS Training for Pilots Applicable and BCAA has its own procedures
- FOPM
125-7 MEL Development and Approval Applicable and BCAA has its own procedures
- FOPM
125-9 Operations Manual Applicable and BCAA has its own procedures
- FOPM
125-10 Quality Management Systems Information OTAC  
125-11 Special Flight Permits  Applicable and BCAA has its own procedures
- FOPM
- 1-AW-08 Special Flight Permit
125-12 CRM Training Applicable and BCAA has its own procedures
- FOPM
125-13 Safety Assessments (Aeronautical Studies, Safety Cases, Risk Assessments) General guidance as other formats are acceptable
125-15 Performance Based Navigation Procedures Applicable and BCAA has its own procedures
- FOPM
- 1-AW-23 Airworthiness Aspects of Airspace Approvals

Commercial Air Transport Operations Helicopters and Small Aeroplanes

OTAC
No
Title Comments
135-2 Permit to Fly requirements for the recovery of damaged or unserviceable aircraft-ferry flights Applicable and BCAA has its own procedures
- FOPM
- 1-AW-08 Special Flight Permit
135-3 Commercial Air Transport & Private Operations Applicable and BCAA has its own procedures
- FOPM
- 1-AW-27 Granting of Air Operator’s Certificates (Airworthiness Aspects)
135-4 Aircraft Leasing Applicable but BCAA does not permit lease in
135-5 Prevention of Runway Incursions Applicable
135-6 ACAS Training for Pilots Applicable and BCAA has its own procedures
- FOPM
135-7 MEL Development and Approval Applicable and BCAA has its own procedures
- FOPM
135-9 Operations Manual Applicable and BCAA has its own procedures
- FOPM
135-10 Fatigue Management-Commercial Air Transport Operations Applicable and BCAA has its own procedures
- FOPM
135-11 Flight Examiner Authorizations for Commercial Air Transport Operations Applicable and BCAA has its own procedures
- FOPM
135-12 Quality Management Systems Information OTAC
135-13 Special Flight Permits  Applicable and BCAA has its own procedures
- FOPM
- 1-AW-08 Special Flight Permit 
135-14 CRM Training Applicable and BCAA has its own procedures
- FOPM
135-15 Safety Assessments (Aeronautical Studies, Safety Cases, Risk Assessments) General guidance as other formats are acceptable
135-17 Performance Based Navigation Procedures Applicable and BCAA has its own procedures
- FOPM
- 1-AW-23 Airworthiness Aspects of Airspace Approvals

Certification of Aerodromes

OTAC
No
Title Comments
139-1 Survey Requirements for Certification of Aerodromes and Approval of IFPs Applicable
139-2 Safety Management Systems General guidance as BCAA has its own assessment procedure
139-4 Commercial Air Transport & Private Operations Applicable
139-6 Bird/Wildlife Management Applicable
139-7 Aerodrome pavement Strength-Overload Operations Applicable
139-8 Aerodrome Emergency Planning and Emergency Exercises Applicable
139-9 Aerodrome Manual Applicable
139-10 Relationship between the Aerodrome Certificate Holder and the Rescue & Fire-Fighting Service (RFFS) Applicable
139-11 Prevention of Runway Incursions Applicable
139-13 Aerodrome Certification and Inspection Applicable
139-15 General Requirements for Aerodrome Certificate Holders Applicable
139-17 Accountable Manager General guidance as BCAA has its own assessment procedure
139-20 Aerodrome Obstacle Survey Information Checks Applicable
139-21 Aerodrome Emergency Planning Modular Exercises Applicable
139-22 Quality Management Systems Information OTAC  
139-23 Runway Pavement Characteristics and Maintenance Applicable
139-24 Safety Assessments (Aeronautical Studies, Safety Cases, Risk Assessments) General guidance as other formats are acceptable  
139-25 Light Emitting Diode Aerodrome Ground Lighting Applicable
139-26 Aerodrome Development Projects Applicable
139-27 Control of Cranes and Other Temporary Obstacles Applicable

Rescue and Fire-Fighting Services Requirements

OTAC
No
Title Comments
140-2 Safety Management General guidance as BCAA has its own assessment procedure
140-4 Relationship between the Aerodrome Certificate Holder and the RFFS Applicable
140-5 Rescue and Fire-Fighting Management of Extinguishing Agents Applicable
140-6 Rescue and Fire-Fighting Services Resourcing Applicable
140-7 Rescue and Fire-Fighting Services Training and Competencies Applicable
140-8 Quality Management Systems Information OTAC  
140-9 Safety Assessments (Aeronautical Studies, Safety Cases, Risk Assessments) General guidance as other formats are acceptable
140-10 Aerodrome Development Projects Applicable
140-11 Control of Cranes and Other Temporary Obstacles Applicable

Aircraft maintenance Organization Approval

OTAC
No
Title Comments
    145-1 TO 145-14 Airworthiness Procedure 1-AW-45 applies entitled, Approval of Aircraft Maintenance Organisations (AMOs)
145-1 Maintenance Facilities – OTAR Part 145.103 Applicable and BCAA has its own procedure
- 1-AW-45 applies entitled, Approval of AMOs
145-2 Equipment, Tools and Materials – OTAR Part 145.109  Applicable and BCAA has its own procedure
- 1-AW-45 applies entitled, Approval of AMOs
 
145-3 Maintenance Data – OTAR Part 145.111 Applicable and BCAA has its own procedure
- 1-AW-45 applies entitled, Approval of AMOs
 
145-4 Production Planning – OTAR Part 145.113 Applicable and BCAA has its own procedure
- 1-AW-45 applies entitled, Approval of AMOs
 
145-5 Maintenance Records – OTAR Part 145.117 Applicable and BCAA has its own procedure
- 1-AW-45 applies entitled, Approval of AMOs
145-6 Accountable Manager General guidance as BCAA has its own assessment procedure
145-7 Safety Management Systems General guidance as BCAA has its own assessment procedure
145-9 Aircraft maintenance Engineers – Personal Responsibility when Medically Unfit or under the Influence of Drink or Drugs Applicable
145-10 Maintenance Organization Approval & Approval of the Maintenance Organization Exposition (MOE) Applicable and BCAA has its own procedure
- 1-AW-45 applies entitled, Approval of AMOs
145-12 Aircraft Parts – OTAR Part 145.59 Applicable and BCAA has its own procedure
- 1-AW-45 applies entitled, Approval of AMOs
145-13 Quality Management Systems Applicable and BCAA has its own procedure
- 1-AW-45 applies entitled, Approval of AMOs
145-14 Safety Assessments (Aeronautical Studies. Safety Cases, Risk Assessments) General guidance as other formats are acceptable 

Aeronautical Telecommunication Services

OTAC
No
Title Comments
171-1 Accountable Manager General guidance as BCAA has its own assessment procedure
171-2 Safety Management Systems General guidance as BCAA has its own assessment procedure
171-5 Information OTAC   Information OTAC  
171-6 Safety Assessments (Aeronautical Studies, Safety Cases, Risk Assessments) General guidance as other formats are acceptable
171-7 Aerodrome Development Projects Applicable
171-8 Control of Cranes and Other Temporary Obstacles Applicable

Air Traffic Service Organization Approval

OTAC
No
Title Comments
172-1 Validation Competence Assessment of ATS Personnel Applicable
172-2 Continuing Competence Assessment of ATS Personnel Applicable
172-3 Accountable Manager General guidance as BCAA has its own assessment procedure
172-4 Safety Management Systems General guidance as BCAA has its own assessment procedure
172-6 Prevention of Runway Incursions Applicable
172-7 Human Factors in ATS Applicable
172-8 Quality Management Systems Information OTAC  
172-9 Safety Assessments (Aeronautical Studies, Safety Cases, Risk Assessments) General guidance as other formats are acceptable
172-10 Aerodrome Development Projects Applicable
172-11 Control of Cranes and Other Temporary Obstacles Applicable

Flight Checking Organization Approval

OTAC
No
Title Comments
173-1 Accountable Manager General guidance as BCAA has its own assessment procedure
173-2 Safety Management Systems General guidance as BCAA has its own assessment procedure
173-4 Quality Management Systems Information OTAC  

Meteorological Services for Aviation

OTAC
No
Title Comments
174-1 Meteorological Services to Aviation – Definition of Services Applicable
174-3 Quality Management Systems Information OTAC

Aeronautical Information Services

OTAC
No
Title Comments
175-1 Aeronautical Information Services Applicable
175-2 Quality Management Systems Information OTAC 

Instrument Flight Procedure Approval

OTAC
No
Title Comments
176-1 Survey Requirements for Certification of Aerodromes Applicable
176-2 Accountable Manager General guidance as BCAA has its own assessment procedure
176-3 Safety Management Systems General guidance as BCAA has its own assessment procedure
176-5 Quality Management Systems Information OTAC 
176-6 Safety Assessments (Aeronautical Studies, Safety Cases, Risk Assessments) General guidance as other formats are acceptable

Aeronautical Charts

OTAC
No
Title Comments
177-1 Provision and Regulation of Aeronautical Charts Applicable
177-2 Quality Management Systems Information OTAC

Aviation Security

OTAC
No
Title Comments
178-1 Airport Security Manuals Applicable in Bermuda but oversight responsibility of ASSI
178-2 National X-Ray Competency Test (NXCT) Applicable in Bermuda but oversight responsibility of ASSI
178-3 Threat Image Projection (TIP) Applicable in Bermuda but oversight responsibility of ASSI
178-4 Access Control – Tools of the Trade Applicable in Bermuda but oversight responsibility of ASSI
178-5 Pre-employment and Security Permit Checks Applicable in Bermuda but oversight responsibility of ASSI
178-6 Security Performance Applicable in Bermuda but oversight responsibility of ASSI
178-7 Security Signs Applicable in Bermuda but oversight responsibility of ASSI
178-8 Screening of Law Enforcement Officers Applicable in Bermuda but oversight responsibility of ASSI
178-9 Aerodrome Development Projects Applicable in Bermuda but oversight responsibility of ASSI
178-10 Control of Cranes and Other Temporary Obstacles  Applicable in Bermuda but oversight responsibility of ASSI