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Air carrier operations

Operating authorisation

What procedural and documentary requirements must air carriers meet in order to operate in your jurisdiction?

Aircraft can be registered in the British Virgin Islands. There are currently only five aircraft registered in the British Virgin Islands, all in the names of locally registered corporations. Requirements for registration of aircraft are fully set out in the Air Navigation (Overseas Territories) Order 2013. Aircraft registered in the British Virgin Islands can be operated commercially within the geographical boundaries specified in its air operating certificate. For the issue of an operator’s certificate, the organisation must have its principal place of business in the British Virgin Islands.

Ownership and control

Do any nationality or other requirements or restrictions apply to ownership or control of air carriers operating in your jurisdiction?

N/A.

Financial requirements

What financial thresholds must air carriers meet to obtain operating authorisation?

N/A.

Insurance coverage

What is the required level of insurance coverage for air carrier operations?

N/A.

Safety requirements

What safety requirements apply to air carrier operations, including with regard to professional and technical certifications?

The relevant European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) approvals and Overseas Territories Aviation Requirements (OTARs) under the UK Air Navigation (Overseas Territories) Order 2013 apply.

Environmental obligations

What environmental obligations apply to air carrier operations?

The relevant EASA and OTARs under the UK Air Navigation (Overseas Territories) Order 2013 apply.

Air traffic control

How are air traffic control services regulated in your jurisdiction?

The relevant EASA and OTARs under the UK Air Navigation (Overseas Territories) Order 2013 apply.

Routes

Do any licensing requirements apply to specific routes?

N/A.

Are any public service obligations in place with respect to remote destinations?

N/A.

Charter services

Do any special provisions apply to charter services?

N/A.

Taxes

What taxes apply to the provision of air carrier services?

N/A.

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