As the British Virgin Islands is an overseas territory of the United Kingdom, registration of aircraft in the British Virgin Islands is governed by a UK statute, the Air Navigation (Overseas Territories) Order 2013. Air Safety Support International, a wholly owned subsidiary company of the UK Civil Aviation Authority, acts as the oversight regulatory body for the United Kingdom’s overseas territories in relation to aviation matters.
Air Safety Support International has powers under the UK Air Navigation (Overseas Territories) Order 2013. In addition, the BVI Airports Authority (the Authority), a statutory organisation of the government of the British Virgin Islands, was incorporated in 2005 to oversee the effective and efficient operation of all airports in the British Virgin Islands. The objectives of the Authority include, inter alia:
The relevant European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) approvals and Overseas Territories Aviation Requirements (OTARs) under the UK Air Navigation (Overseas Territories) Order 2013 apply to air carrier operations.
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