Bermuda Civil Aviation Authority

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Special Flight Permits

A Special Flight Permit may be issued to operate a Bermuda registered aircraft where the Certificate of Airworthiness is no longer in force. Such cases when a Special Flight Permit  may be issued include:

  • Acceptance Flights - Flying the aircraft for customer acceptance usually before the aircraft is sold and/or registered/de-registered.
  • Ferry Flights for Maintenance - Flying the aircraft to a location where maintenance is to be performed, or to a place of storage.
  • Test Flights after Maintenance - Flying the aircraft following maintenance affecting the aircraft's performance, handling etc. or when required by the manufacturer.
  • Test Flights for Approval of a Modification - Flying the aircraft for the testing of modifications. Test flights must be made in accordance with a Flight Test Schedule approved by the state civil aviation authority certifying the modification(s). 
Applicable Requirements
Applying for a Special Flight Permit

To apply for a Special Flight Permit, the Bermuda approved Continued Airworthiness Management Organisation (CAMO) should submit a Special Flight Permit application (Form AW-201(P)) along with any supporting documentation to the BCAA Principal Airworthiness Inspector or to

Operating Under a Special Flight Permit

Operators should be aware that aircraft not having a valid and in force Certificate of Airworthiness in compliance with ICAO Annex 8 do not have automatic rights of international air navigation under the Chicago Convention.

An aircraft operating under a Special Flight Permit should obtain permission from each State whose airspace it is intended to use while operating without a valid Certificate of Airworthiness.