Landing, Parking, Tie-down and Air Navigation (Fees and Charges) (Government Aerodromes) Regulations

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Published: 2005-10-01

Civil Aviation
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LANDING, PARKING, TIE-DOWN AND AIR
NAVIGATION (FEES AND CHARGES)

(GOVERNMENT AERODROMES) REGULATIONS
(SECTION 5)

[Commencement 1st October, 2005]
1. (1) These Regulations may be cited as the

Landing, Parking, Tie-down and Air Navigation (Fees and
Charges) (Government Aerodromes) Regulations.

(2) These Regulations apply to any Government
aerodrome, other than a Government aerodrome in respect
of which landing, parking, tie-down and air navigation fees
and charges, as the case may be, are prescribed under any
other written law.

2. Subject to the provisions of regulation 3 of these
Regulations, it shall be lawful for the Director of Civil
Aviation to charge, demand and receive fees and charges
for the operation of aircraft at a Government aerodrome to
which these Regulations apply (hereinafter called the
aerodrome) according to the rates set out in the Schedules
to these Regulations.

3. (1) No fee shall be charged in respect of —
(a) aircraft engaged in search or rescue operations or

in the provision of emergency medical services;
(b) aircraft owned or chartered by any department of

the Government of The Bahamas; or
(c) aircraft belonging to the Armed Forces or

governments of any country of the
Commonwealth or of the United States of
America.

(2) Landing fees at three quarters of the rate
prescribed in the First Schedule to these Regulations shall
be charged in respect of privately owned aircraft used only
for purposes of recreational flying.

(3) Aircraft other than cargo-carrying aircraft, which
land more than once at the aerodrome in any one day shall
be charged the full scheduled fee on first landing and one-
half of the scheduled fee for any subsequent landing on the
same day.

S.I. 49/2005
S.I. 57/2005

Citation and
application.

Power of
Director to
charge fees.




Schedules.

Fees:
Exemptions and
Reductions.

First Schedule.

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(4) A single engine aircraft, weighing less than six
thousand pounds, privately owned and operated is exempt
from payment of landing fees.

(5) The Director of Civil Aviation may remit or
reduce any of the scheduled fees in the case of persons
owning or operating aircraft and having business to
transact with him.

4. (1) The Minister shall ensure that —
(a) provisions are in place to avoid undue disruption

to users; increases in charges will be introduced
on a gradual basis. Under particular
circumstances a departure from this approach
may become necessary;

(b) provisions are in place where charges will be
levied by Civil Aviation at Family Island airports;
as far as possible, the charges will be
consolidated into a single charge or a very small
number of different charges;

(c) maximum flexibility will be maintained in the
application of all charging methods to permit
introduction of improved techniques as they are
developed;

(d) aerodrome charges levied on international general
aviation will be assessed in a reasonable manner,
having regard to the cost of the facilities needed
and used and the goal of promoting the sound
development of international civil aviation as a
whole.

5. (1) Landing charges are based on the weight
formula, using the maximum permissible take-off weight
as indicated in the International Civil Aviation
Organization (ICAO) Document 7100, Manual of Airports
and Air Navigation Facility Tariffs, as amended and the
aircraft Manufacturer’s specifications as the basis for the
maximum permissible takeoff weight assessment.
However, the Minister will make allowances for the use of
a fixed charge per aircraft or a combination of a fixed
charge with a weight-related element, in certain
circumstances such as during peak periods.

(2) The revised landing charge scale is based on a
constant rate per 1,000 pounds in weight, consideration is
given to vary the rate at a certain level or levels of weight.

Landing
Charges:
Minister’s duties.

Principles
applied to
landing charges.

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(3) Charges for approach and aerodrome control are
levied as part of the landing charge or separately, they will
take aircraft weight into account but less than in direct
proportion.

(4) No differentiation in rates will be applied for
international flights in respect of the stage length flown.

(5) A single charge will be applied for costs of as
many as possible of aerodrome-provided facilities and
services for normal landing and take-off of aircraft.

(6) The ordinary landing charge will cover the use of
lights and special radio aids for landing where these are
required, since it is in the interest of safety that aircraft
operators will not be discouraged from utilizing aids by the
imposition of separate charges for their use.

(7) The sliding scale method of assessing landing
shall be significantly abandoned and replaced with the flat
rate concept based on aircraft maximum allowable gross
takeoff weight.

(8) At Family Island aerodromes in addition to the
landing charge a separate charge to cover the use of airfield
lights and special radio aids for landing between sunset and
sunrise will be imposed. The charge will not be levied on
the basis of optional use but will be uniformly imposed on
all landings occurring during the period between sunset
and sunrise.

6. (1) The Minister shall —
(a) ensure that parking and tie-down fees that are

levied as specified in the Second Schedule are an
inducement to operators and private owners to
remain in The Bahamas for longer periods;

(b) ensure that separate facilities adequate for general
aviation is established at major Family Island
aerodromes where all such charges will be levied.
In this regard a modest but reasonable combined
monthly landing and tie-down fee can be
introduced to this group to whom the parking
charges will generally apply;

(c) ensure that the Government’s policy to encourage
the development of aviation in The Bahamas will
continue. Flying Clubs and private owners who
use Family Island Airports as home base shall
register their aircraft with the Department of Civil

Aircraft Parking
and tie-down
fees; waiver.
Second
Schedule.

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Aviation to be eligible for reductions in landing
and parking fees.

(2) The Minister may authorize waivers to operators
and private owners to remit payment representing payment
for the first 15 days of each month. Provided operators and
private owners are in good standing at the first of each
month, they will be exempt from paying landing and tie-
down fees for the remainder of the current month.

(3) Failure of operators and private owners to remit
payment in accordance with the agreed memorandum of
understanding (MOU), the privilege to do so will be
cancelled. Forthwith, the operator and or private owner
will be mandated to pay the aircraft’s parking and tie-down
daily rates without exemption.

(4) The Minister shall establish a monthly parking
rate for regular aerodrome users, and establish a special
rate for Flying Club members and private owners who
registered their aircraft with the Department of Civil
Aviation.

(5) The ground processing fee time shall be four (4)
hours.

7. The following principles shall apply in the
collection of parking charges —

(a) for the determination of charges associated with
the use of parking, and or tie-down services of
aircraft, maximum permissible take-off weight
and aircraft dimensions (area occupied) and
length of stay will be used so far as possible for
the basis;

(b) the period of free parking time for aircraft
immediately following landing will be six (6)
hours determined by considering aircraft
scheduling, space availability and other pertinent
factors.

8. The Minister shall implement a passenger service
charge, which shall be imposed on all operators (including
air carriers and charter operators). Operators will be
required to include the charges in the airfare.

9. (1) The Minister shall ensure the implementation
of adequate security measures at airports. The Minister
may delegate the task of providing individual security

Aircraft Parking
and Tie-Down
Charges.

Passenger service
charges.

Security charges.

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functions to such agencies as airport authorities, airlines
and local police.

(2) The Minister may determine in which
circumstances and the extent to which the costs involved in
providing security facilities and services should be borne
by the Government, the airport authorities or other
responsible agencies.

(3) With reference to the recovery of security costs
from the users, the following general principles are
applied —

(a) consultations will take place before any security
costs are to be assumed by airports, airlines or
other entities;

(b) the Department of Civil Aviation will put
procedures in place to recover the costs of
security measures at airports from the users in a
fair and equitable manner;

(c) any charges or transfers of security costs will be
directly related to the costs of providing the
security services concerned and will be designed
to recover no more than the relevant costs
involved;

(d) no discrimination will be exercised between the
various categories of users when charging for the
level of security provided. Additional costs
incurred for extra levels of security provided
regularly on request to certain users will also be
charged to those users;

(e) the costs of security at airports will be recovered
through charges; the method used will be
discretionary, but such charges will be based
either on the number of passengers or on aircraft
weight or a combination of both factors;

(f) security costs allocatable to airport tenants will be
recovered through rentals or other charges; and

(g) charges will be levied either as additions to other
existing charges or in the form of separate
charges but will be subject to separate
identification of costs and appropriate
explanation.

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10. The Minister may impose aviation security fees at
Family Island aerodromes as specified in the Third
Schedule.

11. (1) The Minister shall ensure consultation with
airport users before significant changes in charging
systems or levels of charges are introduced.

(2) The Minister shall ensure that it is understood
that the purpose of consultation is to ensure that the
Minister or the appropriate authority gives consideration to
the views of users and the effect the charges will have on
them; and implies that discussions between the Minister
and/or other airport authorities and users in an effort to
reach general agreement on any proposed charges; and
that, failing such agreement, the Minister and/or airport
authorities will continue to be free to impose the charges
concerned; and/or need not take into consideration the
discussions and may impose the charges concerned.

(3) The following procedures shall be followed prior
to the imposition of new charges —

(a) when any significant revision of charges or
imposition of new charges are contemplated by
the Minister or other competent authority,
appropriate prior notice shall, so far as possible,
be given at least two months in advance to the
principal users, either directly or through their
representative bodies;

(b) in any such revision of charges or imposition of
new charges the airport users shall, so far as is
possible, be given the opportunity to submit their
views to and consult with the Minister or
competent authority. For this purpose, the airport
users shall be provided with adequate financial
information;

(c) the Minister shall ensure that reasonable advance
notice of the final decision on any revision of
charges or imposition of new charges is given to
airport users. This period of notice shall take into
account the implications for both the users and
airport;

(d) in light of the enormous and ever-increasing cost
of new airports and major developments at
existing airports, regular users or their
representative organizations shall be consulted
from the beginning of the project. Equally, in
order that the Minister and airport authorities may
better plan their future financial requirements,
aerodrome users, particularly airlines, shall for

Family Island
Security
Charges.
Third Schedule.
Consultation:
charges and
planning.

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their part provide advance planning data to the
Minister and airport authorities on a 5 to 10-year
forecast basis relating to future types,
characteristics and numbers of aircraft expected
to be used; the anticipated growth of passengers
and cargo to be handled; the special facilities
which the airport users desire; and other relevant
matters. Such planning will best be accomplished
by two-way discussions between the Minister,
airport authorities and airlines, either directly or
through their respective representative
organizations.

12. The Minister may impose administrative
overhead charges in the amount of twenty five percent
(25%) which includes the costs of staff wholly or
principally engaged in administrative functions (including
such functions as technical and operational planning and
finance, administrative and other support services), as
distinct from those supervisory technical personnel whose
functions include certain, but more limited, administrative
responsibilities, and whose full cost is therefore properly
classified under costs of operation and maintenance; and
the costs of the operation and maintenance of those
premises and equipment used for administrative and
common purposes, including rentals or fees paid for such
premises and equipment.

13. (1) Airports may derive income from concessions,
rental of premises and “free zones”. With the exception of
concessions that are directly associated with the operation
of air transport services, such as fuel, in-flight catering and
ground handling, the full development of revenues of this
kind shall be encouraged having regard to the need for
moderation in prices to the public, the requirements of
passengers and the need for terminal efficiency.

(2) The Minister may impose the concession and land
lease fees and charges at Family Island airports as specified
in the Fourth Schedule.

14. (1) The Minister may impose charges as specified
in the Sixth Schedule to satisfy the application for
provision of aviation fuel concession.

(2) Fuel “throughput” charges, where imposed, shall
be recognized by the Minister and airport authorities as
being concession charges of an aeronautical nature and fuel
concessionaries may not add them automatically to the
price of fuel to aircraft operators, although such may be

Administrative
overheads.

Development
revenues from
concessions, etc.

Fourth Schedule.

Fuel Concession
Fees.
Sixth Schedule.

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included as a component of their costs in negotiating fuel
supply prices with aircraft operators.

(3) Fuel suppliers shall remit payment to the
Department of Civil Aviation in the amount of seven cents
($00.07) per gallon of aviation fuel supplied to users.

(4) All fees and charges in respect of an investigation
into the application for the provision of aviation fuel
concession shall be payable in advance to the Director of
Civil Aviation.

15. The Minister shall ensure as appropriate
implementation of provisions defined in the following list,
which contain Approach, Landing and Take-off Facilities
and Services considered in determining aerodrome cost —

(a) the runway strip, runway pavement, taxiways and
safety areas must be cleared and cleaned and
properly maintained;

(b) the runway strip, runway and taxiway systems
must be equipped with necessary drainage;

(c) there must be installed a perimeter security fence
and perimeter road;

(d) there must be installed the necessary airfield
lighting systems including approach, landing,
taxiing and takeoff systems;

(e) there must be two-way instantaneous
communications established at Family Island
aerodromes between controllers and pilots; and

(f) other visual aids, navigational aids and other
special aids for approach, landing and takeoff will
be installed.

16. (1) The Minister shall establish air traffic control
for the provision of approach control and aerodrome
control services to provide for approach, landing, taxiing
and takeoff with the necessary communications, including
satellite services.

(2) The Minister shall also ensure that —
(a) meteorological services are provided by Nassau

Metrological Department; and
(b) fire and ambulance services are in attendance.

Determination of
aerodrome costs.

Approach and
aerodrome
control.

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17. The Minister shall additionally cause to be
provided the following facilities and services —

(a) the provision of passenger and public waiting
rooms and concourses with necessary air
condition, lighting, janitor service, and public
roads;

(b) accommodation for airline offices, traffic
counters, and air crews, and for handling of
passengers and cargo;

(c) assistance in handling passengers and cargo,
cargo, and necessary equipment;

(d) provision of special servicing of aircraft (air
conditioning, cleaning, etc.);

(e) towing and other handling of aircraft;
(f) space for parking and tie down of aircraft, and

long-term storage of aircraft;
(g) hangar, workshop, stores, garage, and other

technical accommodation;
(h) land leases to aircraft operators for various

purposes;
(i) provision of aircraft fuel (usually via

concessions) and other technical supplies, and
also of maintenance and repairs for aircraft;

(j) the assurance for communication facilities
(aircraft operating agency messages - Class B);
and

(k) provision of common services such as light,
power, water.

18. Security measures, equipment and facilities shall
be provided for the following functions —

(a) provision of inspection, screening of passengers,
hold baggage and cabin baggage;

(b) provision of security in the departure and arrival
lounges, including transfer and transit lounges;

(c) provision of security of airside areas; and
(d) provision of security of landside areas.

Other facilities
and services.

Security
measures, etc.

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19. There shall be provided accommodation for, other
than aircraft operators for —

(a) shops, hotels, restaurants, ground transport
providers, banks/money exchanges, post office,
telegraph office, e-mail;

(b) facilities paid for directly by the public, such as
parking;

(c) necessary government activities, customs,
immigration, public health, agricultural
quarantine;

(d) land rented including farm land.

20. The fees specified in the Fifth Schedule are
payable in respect of the subject matter to which they relate
therein.

21. The Regulations specified in the first column are
hereby amended in the manner indicated in the second
column of the Seventh Schedule.

Accommodation
other than for
aircraft
operators.

Miscellaneous
fees.
Fifth Schedule.

Repeal and
consequential
amendment.
Seventh
Schedule.

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FIRST SCHEDULE (Regulations 2, 3 & 4)

LANDING FEES

A. Piston Engine Aircraft.
The following landing fee Schedule applies to piston

driven aircraft with a maximum allowable takeoff weight
(MATW) below and above 12,500 pounds —

Up to 12,500 pounds $3.00 per 1,000 pounds
12,501 pounds and above $3.00 per 1,000 pounds.

B. Turbine and Pure Jet.

The following landing fee applies to turbine and pure
jet aircraft with maximum takeoff weight of 12,501 pounds
but not exceeding 100,000 pounds —

12,501 pounds – not exceeding - 100,000 pounds.......
$3.50 per 1,000 pounds

The following landing fees applies to turbine and pure
jet aircraft with maximum takeoff weights of —

100,001 pounds – not exceeding - 800,000
pounds…… $4.00 per 1,000 pounds.

SECOND SCHEDULE (Regulation 6)

A. Parking Fees for Regular Users.

The following parking fees apply to all regular users:
Maximum Allowable Take-off Weight. Monthly Rate

6,000 lbs. or less $100.00
6,001 10,000 $120.00
10,001 20,000 $150.00
20,001 50,000 $200.00
50,001 100,000 $210.00
100,001 200,000 $350.00
200,001 300,000 $375.00
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B. Parking Fees for Flying Club Members and Private
Owners Registered with Civil Aviation.

The following exemption to Family Island Aerodrome
Parking Fees apply to flying club members and private
aircraft owners and operators who registered their aircraft
with Civil Aviation as resident and operator at a particular
aerodrome.

These Fees apply to aircraft with a maximum
allowable takeoff weight of less than 6,000 pounds. Flying
club members, private aircraft owners and operators shall
pay monthly, fifty percent (50%) of parking fees levied on
regular users.
Maximum Allowable Take-off Weight. Monthly Rate

6,000 lbs. or less $50.00
Aircraft with a maximum allowable takeoff weight

greater than 6,000 pounds shall pay parking fees as regular
users.

C. Air Navigation Fees

1. The fees to be paid for the issue of a Certificate of
Registration of an aircraft shall be in accordance with the
following scale —

2. Initial Registration where the maximum
allowable takeoff weight —
(a) does not exceed 6,000 lb. $500.00
(b exceeds 6,000 lb. but does not exceed

12,500 lbs.
$600.00

(c) exceeds 12,500 lb. but does not exceed
30,000 lbs.

$800.00

(d exceeds 30,000 lb. but does not exceed
100,000 lbs.

$2,000.00

(e) exceeds 100,00 lbs. $5,000.00
Annual fee for maintenance of the
Register [C of R]

$100.00

For the issue of a duplicate certificate $50.00

3. For the purpose of this paragraph “maximum
allowable takeoff weight” means the maximum total
weight authorized in the certificate of airworthiness in
force in respect of the aircraft, or, if no such certificate is in
force, in the certificate of airworthiness last in force in
respect of that aircraft. In any other case “maximum
allowable takeoff weight” means the maximum total

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weight authorized of the prototype or modification thereof
to which the aircraft in the opinion of the Minister
conforms.

THIRD SCHEDULE (Regulation 10)

Aviation Security Fees

(a) Screening, passengers and carry-on baggage, per
person: $3.00;

(b) Screening hold baggage, per flight: $50.00;
(c) Aviation services special requests (2 officers)

(and 25% administrative charge): $30.00;
(d) Security charges 1 – 19 passenger aircraft:

$50.00;
(e) Security charges 20 – 60 passenger aircraft:

$75.00;
(f) Security charges 61 and above passenger aircraft:

$100.00;
(g) Issuance of a Restricted Areas Permit for a 2 year

period: $30.00;
(h) Issuance of a restricted areas vehicle permit:

$100.00;
(i) Replacement of a Restricted Areas Permit:

$20.00.

FOURTH SCHEDULE (Regulation 13(2))

Concession and Land Lease Fees

1. Ticket counters, the monthly rental amount of
$300.00 at Government airports; except —

2. Ticket counters, the monthly rental amount of
$350.00 at: Marsh Harbour, Treasure Cay, North
Eleuthera, Exuma International, San Salvador, Governor’s
Harbour, and Rock Sound Airports.

3. Offices, the monthly rental amount of:
(a) square foot: the annual amount of $20.00 per

square foot;

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(b) electricity: the annual amount of $20.00 per
square foot;

(c) air condition: the annual rental of $10.00 per
square foot.

4. Services not available at terminal buildings will
be deducted from the annual amount.

5. Land lease: an annual lease amount of $3,600.00
per acre at: Marsh Harbour, Treasure Cay, North Eleuthera,
Exuma International, San Salvador, Governor’s Harbour,
and Rock Sound Airports.

6. Land lease: at other Government airports
$2,400.00 per annum; or another amount determined by the
Minister.

FIFTH SCHEDULE (Regulation 20)

Fees in respect of Certificates, Licences, Permits, Examinations
for Pilots, Aircraft Engineers, Air Traffic Controllers, etc.

A. Certificate of registration
1. The fee to be paid upon an application being

made for the issue of a certificate of registration of an
aircraft shall be in accordance with the following scale,
where the maximum total weight authorised —

(a) does not exceed 6,000 lbs, $500.00;
(b) exceeds 6,000 lbs but does not exceed 12,500 lbs,

$600.00;
(c) exceeds 12,500 lbs but does not exceed 30,000

lbs, $800.00;
(d) exceeds 30,000 lbs but does not exceed 100,000

lbs, $2,000.00;
(e) exceeds 100,000 lbs, $5,000.00;
(f) annual fee for maintenance of the certificate of

registration $100.00;
(g) issuance of a duplicate certificate $50.00;
(h) change of registration $150.00;
(i) change of ownership $100.00;
(j) uplifting of grounding/prevent to fly order

$200.00;

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(k) cancellation of certificate of registration $100.00;
(l) allocation/reservation of a particular registration

mark annually $200.00;
(m) type certificate: grant renewal or amendment

$75.00 per person hour;
(n) type acceptance certificate: grant $75.00 per

person hour;
(o) design certification of aircraft parts of equipment:

grant, renewal or amendment $75.00 per person
hour.

2. For the purposes of this Schedule, “maximum
total weight authorised” means the maximum total weight
authorised in the certificate of airworthiness in force in
respect of the aircraft, or, if no such certificate is in force,
in the certificate of airworthiness last in force in respect of
that aircraft. In any other case “maximum total weight
authorised” means the maximum total weight authorised of
the prototype or modification thereof to which the aircraft
in the opinion of the Minister conforms.

B. Air operator’s certificate
1. The fee to be paid upon an application being

made for the issue or renewal of an air operator’s
certificate shall be determined as per the provisions of sub-
clause (a), (b), (c), (d), (e), and (f) of this clause —

(a) grant of an air operator’s certificate (AOC),
$1,000.00;

(b) renewal of an air operator’s certificate (AOC),
$250.00;

(c) grant of an amendment, to an AOC $250.00;
(d) monitoring, an AOC $1,000.00;
(e) assessment of manuals $75.00 per man hour

minimum charge $150.00;
(f) a fleet charge where maximum total weight

authorised for each fleet type:
(i) does not exceed 6,000 lbs., $7,000.00
(ii) exceeds 6000 lbs. but does not exceed 30000

lbs. $10,000.00
(iii) exceeds 30,000 lbs., $25,000.00

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(g) a weight charge per 1,000 lb. or part thereof for
each aircraft $100.00.

2 The air operator’s certificate shall have a
maximum validity of one year. Fees shall be payable in
advance in quarterly installments, the first installment of
which shall be paid upon application.

3. Upon an application for the variation of an air
operator’s certificate which shall include variation in type
or number of aircraft in the certificate, the variation in fees
shall be computed as follows —

(a) if the variation relates only to the number of
aircraft, the fleet type remaining the same, only
the weight charge component of the annual fee
shall be varied;

(b) if the variation relates both to number of aircraft
and the fleet type, then both the weight charge
and the fleet charge components of the annual fee
shall be varied:

Provided that for the computation of the fee,
any relevant period of up to six months shall be deemed to
be six months and consequently only half the annual fee
shall be applicable, while any relevant period of over six
months and up to one year shall be deemed to be one year.
For the purpose of this proviso, “relevant period” shall be
the period for which the aircraft remains on the Air
Operator’s Certificate.

4. Upon making an application for a foreign
registered aircraft to be operated on a leasing basis (wet or
dry lease) by the holder of an air operator’s certificate for
the purposes of public transport or aerial work, the
applicant shall pay a charge of $4,000.00 provided that
where the actual cost of investigations required by the
Minister exceeds $4,000.00 then such amount as maybe
decided by the Minister, having regard to the expense
incurred in making the investigations, shall become
payable:

Provided that where the operator fails to bring
the leased aircraft under the purview of the air operator’s
certificate, fees (as per clause 31.(4)) shall become payable
in respect of such aircraft.

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C. Permit for an aircraft to fly without a certificate of air

worthiness

The fees to be paid upon an application being made
for the grant or variation of a permit for an aircraft to fly
without there being in force in respect thereof a certificate
of airworthiness, shall be as follows —

(a) for any investigations required by the Minister in
connection with the application —
(i) for aircraft having maximum total weight

authorised not exceeding 6000 lbs. $75.00
per man hour;

(ii) for aircraft having maximum total weight
authorised exceeding 6000 lbs., $75.00 per
man hour:

Provided that if the cost of investigation for any
year, or part of the year, during which these
investigations are carried out, exceeds the relative
foregoing amount, a charge of such amount as
may be decided by the Minister, having regard to
the expense incurred in making the investigations,
shall become payable;

(b) for the issue or renewal of the permit to fly in
respect of each year of validity applied —
(i) for aircraft having maximum total weight

authorised not exceeding 6000 lbs, $75.00
per man hour;

(ii) for aircraft having maximum total weight
authorised exceeding 6000 lbs, $75.00 per
man hour.

D. First issue of certificate of air worthiness and renewal

1. Upon an application being made for the first issue
of a certificate of air worthiness in respect of a prototype
aircraft there shall be paid for the investigations required
by the Minister a fee of $75.00 per man hour, or part
thereof, of the maximum total weight authorised of the
aircraft or, if the total cost of investigations exceeds the
charge so calculated, a charge of such amount as may be
decided by the Minister, having regard to the expense
incurred in making the investigations, shall become
payable.

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2. For the grant of the certificate with a maximum
validity of one year, in the case of a prototype or a series
aircraft, a fee of $100.00 is payable upon an application in
respect of each 1,000 lb or part thereof, of the maximum
total weight authorised of that aircraft.

3. For the grant of an export certificate with a
maximum validity of one year, in the case of a prototype or
a series aircraft, a fee of $75.00 is payable upon an
application in respect of each per person hour or part
thereof, of the maximum total hours required to process the
application.

4. The fee to be paid upon an application being
made for the renewal of a certificate of airworthiness with
a maximum validity of one year for an aircraft shall be
$75.00 in respect of each 1,000 lb, or part thereof, of the
maximum total weight authorised of that aircraft.

E. Grant, renewal, extension or variation, of schedule
journey; non-schedule journey; temporary/provisional and

or ADHOC licence and permit.
1. Upon an application being made for the grant of a

schedule journey licence, the amount in respect of an
annual licence, payable in full annually is: $1,200.00; the
amount required to be paid in respect of the renewal of an
annual licence is: $1,200.00 payable in full; the fee to be
paid in respect of a temporary licence is: $1,200.00,
payable quarterly in advance in the amount of $300.00 .
Twenty five percent (25%) administrative charges, which
is non-refundable shall accompany the application.

2. Upon an application being made for the grant of a
non-schedule journey permit, the amount in respect of an
annual licence, payable in full annually is: $1,200.00; the
amount required to be paid in respect of the renewal of an
annual licence is: $1,200.00 payable in full; the fee to be
paid in respect of a temporary licence is: $1,200.00,
payable quarterly in advance in the amount of $300.00.
Twenty five percent (25%) administrative charges, which
is non-refundable shall accompany the application.

3. Upon an application being made for the grant of
an ADHOC non-schedule journey permit, the amount
required to be paid is: $150.00.

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F. Issue of noise type certificate
Upon an application for the issue or variation of a

noise type certificate the applicant shall pay a fee of
$1000.00:

Provided that where the cost of investigations
required by the Minister exceeds the fee amount, a charge
of such amount as may be decided by the Minister having
regard to the expense incurred in making the investigations
shall become payable.

The fee to be paid upon an application being made
for —

(a) the issue of a certificate of validation of a
certificate of air worthiness in respect of any
aircraft shall be the same fee which would be paid
in respect of an application for the issue of a
certificate of air worthiness;

(b) the renewal of such a certificate of validation
shall be the same as the fee which would be paid
in respect of the renewal of a certificate of air
worthiness.

G. Approval in respect of aircraft maintenance
organizations certificate

The fee to be paid upon an application being
made for —

(a) approved maintenance organization certificate,
grant, renewal, amendment, monitoring: an
annual fee in the amount of $2,000.00. An annual
fee in the amount of $1,000.00 is payable in
respect of each additional location;

(b) issuance of an Approved Maintenance
Organization Certificate, per application is
$200.00. Additionally, the hourly rate for
inspection is $75.00 per hour;

(c) for the issuance of a foreign Approved
Maintenance Organization Certificate, the hourly
rate for inspections is $75.00 per man hour;

(d) amendment of an approved maintenance
Organization Certificate, all Maintenance
Organization Certificate, $75.00;

(e) renewal of an Approved Maintenance
Organization Certificate, per application,

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$500.00. Additionally, the hourly rate for
inspections is $75.00 and a minimum rate of
$200.00 or $75.00 per every additional hour;
issuance of a duplicate Approved Maintenance
Organization Certificate, per application is
$150.00 .

H. Approval in respect of aircraft minimum equipment list
including modification, repair etc.

The fee to be paid upon an application being made for
approval of a Minimum Equipment List is as follows —

(a) Approval of Minimum Equipment List, grant,
renewal or amendment, one time fee for all
manuals: $75.00 per man hour;

(b) Approval of Maintenance control manual/system,
grant, renewal or amendment, one time fee for all
manuals: $75.00 per man hour;

(c) Approval of Aircraft Modification, grant, renewal
or amendment: $75.00 per man hour;

(d) Approval of Flight Manuals or amendments,
grant, renewal or amendment, one time fee for all
Manuals: $75.00 per man hour;

(e) Approval of aircraft radio station, grant, renewal
or amendment: $75.00 per man hour;

(f) Special Flight Permit, grant, renewal or
amendment: $75.00 per man hour, or part thereof.

I. Grant and renewal of aircraft maintenance engineer’s
licence (AME)

The fees to be paid upon an application being made in
respect of a licence to act as an Aircraft Maintenance
Engineer or for the inclusion of a type rating shall be as
follows:

(a) for the grant of a licence, valid for one year,
$200.00;

(b) for the inclusion of each additional category,
$100.00;

(c) for the annual renewal of a licence (without
examination), $200.00;

(d) to administer an Aircraft Maintenance Engineer
Technical Examination $100.00;

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(e) for the issuance of a rating, $150.00;
(f) aircraft maintenance engineer examination

(written or oral) $150.00;
(g) for the issuance of a copy or re-issue, $50.00;
(h) aircraft maintenance engineer licence approval

$150.00;
(i) aircraft maintenance engineer examiner approval

$250.00;
(j) certificate of inspection authorization (IA)

$250.00;
(k) issuance of a letter in respect of AME

experience/qualification, $25.00;
(l) for a copy of register of AME licence, $50.00;
(m) validation of a foreign licence, $250.00:

Provided that where examinations are required
to be undertaken for renewal of the licence, a fee of
$250.00 per paper shall become payable.

J. Licences for flight crew and ratings therein
1. The following fees shall be paid upon application

being made for the grant or renewal of a licence to
act as —

(a) an airline transport pilot licence (ALTP) will be
granted upon payment of the amount of $400.00;
will be renewed upon payment of $250.00; and
will be valid for a period of six (6) months; to
administer an ALTP general technical
examination $100.00; issuance of a flight test,
$300.00; issuance of a flight test, helicopter,
$350.00;

(b) a commercial pilot licence (CP) will be granted
upon payment of the amount of $350.00; will be
renewed upon payment of $200.00; and will be
valid for a period of one (1) year; to administer a
CP general technical examination $50.00;
issuance of a flight test, $200.00;

(c) administration of commercial pilot/airline
transport pilot licence Group “A” Examination,
$100.00;

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(d) administration of commercial pilot/airline
transport pilot licence Category “A”
Examination, $100.00;

(e) administration of technical examination (12,500
pounds or less), $75.00;

(f) administration of technical examination
(exceeding 12,500 pounds), $150.00;

(g) flight engineer licence will be granted upon
payment of the amount of $200.00; and will be
renewed upon payment of the amount of $100.00;
and will be valid for a period of twelve (12)
months; to administer a flight engineer
examination $100.00; the issuance of a flight
engineer instructor/examiner rating $300.00; the
issuance of a copy of a flight engineer licence,
$50.00; the validation of a flight engineer licence
$50.00; copy of register of engineer licence
$20.00;

(h) a flight radio telephony operator licence will be
granted upon payment of the amount of $50.00;
and will be renewed upon payment of the amount
of $100.00; and will be valid for a period of
twenty four (24) months;

(i) a private pilot licence will be granted upon
payment of the amount of $200.00; and will be
renewed upon payment of the amount of $100.00;
and will be valid for a period of twenty four
months (24) months for persons under 40 years;
and twelve (12) months for persons over 40
years; to administer a PP examination $50.00.

2. The following fees shall be paid upon application
being made for the inclusion or variation of other ratings in
respect of flight crew members as indicated hereunder —

(a) inclusion of a Flight Instructor/Examiner rating,
$250.00;

(b) Airline Flight Examiner rating, issue and renewal
test, $200.00;

(c) general Aviation Flight Examiner issue rating,
$100.00;

(d) inclusion of an Assistant Flight
Instructor/Examiner rating, $100.00 variation of a

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Flying Instructor’s Rating and an Assistant Flying
instructor’s Rating, $100.00;

(e) issuance of an Instrument Rating, $200.00;
(f) issuance of an Instrument Rating, annual flight

test, $200.00;
(g) issuance of a Night Rating, $100.00;
(h) an Instrument Meteorological Conditions Rating,

$100.00;
(i) a Towing Rating, $100.00;
(j) validation of foreign pilot licence $200.00;
(k) replacement of licence, certificate, or rating,

$50.00;
(l) amendment to face of document, $50.00;
(m) flight tests for which a fee is not otherwise

prescribed, $100.00 .

3. The following fees shall be paid upon an
application being made for an examination to be conducted
for the grant or renewal of any licence to act as a member
of the flight crew of an aircraft or for the inclusion or
variation of a rating in such a licence —

(a) on the performance of aircraft (for each Aircraft
Performance Group), $160.00;

(b) on loading, $110.00;
(c) on Human Performance and Limitations,

$110.00;
(d) for the Aircraft (General) examination, $330.00;
(e) for a consequential re-sit of the Aircraft (General)

examination _
(i) Principles of Flight $110.00;
(ii) Electrics, $110.00;
(iii) Engines, $110.00;
(iv) Airframe Systems, $110.00;

(f) for the inclusion or extension of an Aircraft
(Type) Rating in a licence for each type of
aircraft where the maximum total weight
authorised of the aircraft —

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(i) does not exceed 12,500 lbs., $130.00;
(ii) exceeds 12,500 lbs.. but does not exceed

75,000 lbs., $260.00;
(iii) exceeds 75,000 lbs., $400.00;

(g) on radiotelephony, $50.00;
(h) for a consequential re-sit (per part), $50.00 but

(i) on aviation law, flight rules and procedures,
$60.00;

(ii) on seamanship, seaplanes and collision
regulations $60.00;

(i) for a private pilot’s licence:
(i) examination for grant of licence $100.00;
(ii) for a consequential re-sit per paper $50.00:

Provided that where an aircraft type with MATW
exceeding 12500 lb, is to be included in the
Aircraft Rating a charge for Aircraft Type
examination as per Clause 12(2)(e) shall also be
applicable;

(j) by the holder of a private pilot’s licence for an
Instrument Rating —
(i) Aids, $60.00;
(ii) Instruments, $60.00;
(iii) Flight Planning and Flight Monitoring,

$60.00;
(iv) Navigation, $60.00;
(v) Meteorology Paper 1-Theory, $60.00;
(vi) Meteorology Paper 2- Practical, $60.00;

(k) by applicants for a commercial pilot’s licence —
(i) Radio Aids, $120.00;
(ii) Instruments, $120.00;
(iii) Flight Planning and Flight Monitoring,

$120.00;
(iv) Navigation, $120.00;
(v) Meteorology Paper 1 –Theory, $120.00;
(vi) Meteorology Paper 2 – Practical, $120.00;

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(l) by applicants for an airline transport pilot’s
licence or a flight navigator's licence —
(i) Radio Aids, $200.00;
(ii) Instruments, $200.00;
(iii) Flight Planning and Flight Monitoring,

$200.00;
(iv) Navigation, $200.00;
(v) Meteorology Paper 1 – Theory, $200.00;
(vi) Meteorology Paper 2 – Practical, $200.00.

4. For the purpose of this paragraph —
“a licence to act as a professional pilot” means a

licence of one of the following classes:
Basic Commercial Pilot’s Licence (Aeroplanes)

Commercial Pilot’s Licence (Aeroplanes)

Commercial Pilot’s Licence (Balloons)

Commercial Pilot’s Licence (Airships)

Commercial Pilot’s Licence (Gliders)

Commercial Pilot’s Licence (Helicopters and
Gyroplanes)

Airline Transport Pilot’s Licence (Aeroplanes)

Airline Transport Pilot’s Licence (Helicopters and
Gyroplanes)

“a licence to act as a private pilot” means a licence
of one of the following classes:

Private Pilot’s Licence (Aeroplanes)

Private Pilot’s Licence (Helicopters and
Gyroplanes)

“a licence to act as an air traffic controller” means a
licence of one of the following classes:

5. The following fees shall be paid upon application
being made for the grant or renewal of a licence to
act as —

(a) Air Traffic Controller Grade 2/Flight Information
Service Officer, $30.00;

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(b) Air Traffic Controller Grade 2/Flight Information
Service Officer/licence renewal, $30.00;

(c) Air Traffic Controller Grade 1/Aerodrome
Controller/Local Controller, $30.00;

(d) Air Traffic Controller Grade 1/Aerodrome
Controller/Local Controller, renewal $30.00;

(e) Senior Air Traffic Controller, Non-radar, $30.00;
(f) Senior Air Traffic Controller, Non-radar, renewal

$30.00;
(g) Senior Air Traffic Controller, Radar, $30.00;
(h) Senior Air Traffic Controller, Radar, renewal

$30.00;
(i) Air Traffic Services Instructor Rating, $30.00;
(j) Air Traffic Services Instructor Rating, renewal

$30.00;
(k) Air Traffic Services Examiner Rating, $30.00;
(l) Air Traffic Services Examiner Rating, renewal

$30.00;
(m) Air Traffic Services Certifier Rating, $30.00;
(n) Air Traffic Services Certifier Rating, renewal

$30.00 .

K. Approval of flight simulators
Upon making an application for the approval, renewal

or amendment of approval or validation of a flight
simulator, the applicant shall pay fees as follows —

(a) for initial issuance, renewal or amendment of a
simulator for its use: $7,500.00;

(b) for issuance of renewal or validation of a
simulator for its use: $3,700.00;

(c) aviation training organization certificate, grant,
renewal, amendment, monitoring: $2,600.00;

(d) issue a certificate: $500.00;
(e) amendment of approval: $250.00;
(f) renewal of certificate: $500.00;
(g) issuance of a temporary certificate: $250.00;

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(h) Air Navigation Service Organization, grant,
renewal, amendment and monitoring: $500.00:

Provided that, where the total cost of the
approval or renewal of approval exceeds the amount stated
above, the applicant shall pay a charge of such amount as
may be decided by the Minister having regard to the
expense incurred in carrying out the work.

L. Approval of training or examiner
Upon an application for appointment or reappointment

as an authorized examiner authorised to conduct tests,
including on simulators, and to sign certificates of test or
experience for the purposes of instrument or type ratings
the following fee shall be paid:

(a) for training and examination, $300.00;
(b) for appointment or reappointment, $200.00.

Upon an application for the approval of a training
course and the appointment or reappointment as a person
approved to conduct the approved courses of training, the
applicant shall pay a fee of, $300.00.

M. Validation of a flight crew licence

The fee to be paid upon an application being made for
the issue of, a certificate of validation of a licence shall be,
$250.00.

N. Aerodrome licence

The fees to be paid upon an application being made to
construct, reconstruct, alter and or inspect an aerodrome
shall be as follows —

(a) initial processing of an application by the
Department of Civil Aviation, the amount to be
paid in advance shall be an Administrative
Charge of 25%, non-refundable and shall
accompany the application. The sum shall be
determined from the amounts in the following
table.

(b) subject to the application’s approval by the
Minister, the applicant shall remit payment for
the Department of Civil Aviation’s inspection
team’s visit to the site. Such amount shall
include: Round Trip Airfare, per diem, hotel
accommodations as appropriate, ground
transportation, and 25% administrative charge.

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(c) the applicant shall remit payment including
administrative charges for all subsequent and
final visits by Civil Aviation's inspection team.

(d) subject to the Minister grant or renewal of an
aerodrome licence for a period not exceeding one
year, the amount to be paid shall be subjected to
the conditions defined in the following table.

(e) in the one case, the amount to be paid shall
include the amount for a day operation (Sunrise
to Sunset); and

(f) in the other case, the amount to be paid shall
include the amount for a day and night operation
as follows —

Maximum total weight authorized of the
heaviest aircraft which the applicant expects
will use the aerodrome while the licence is in
force for the purpose of the public transport
of passengers, cargo or for instruction in
flying.

For Day
Licence
$

For Day and
Night
Licence
$

Not Exceeding 6,000 lbs. 400 800
Exceeding 6,000 lbs. but not exceeding
12,500 lbs.

800 1,600

Exceeding 12,500lbs. but not exceeding
75,000 lbs.

1,200 2.400

Exceeding 75,000 lbs. but not exceeding
300,000 lbs.

1,600 3,200

Exceeding 300,000 lbs. 2,000 4,000


(2) Provided that in the case of sub-paragraph (a),

(b), (c), (d), (e) and (f) of this paragraph, where the cost of
inspection required by the Minister exceeds the fee
amount, a charge of such amount as may be decided by the
Minister having regard to the expense incurred in making
the inspection shall become payable.

O. Copies of documents
The fee to be paid for the issue by the Minister of a

copy or replacement of a document issued under these
Regulations shall be $50.00:

Provided that for a copy or replacement of a licence or
a flight manual or performance schedule relating to a
certificate of airworthiness the fee shall be an amount equal
to the cost of preparing the copy or replacement as the case
may be, but shall not exceed $150.00 .

P. Aeronautical Information Service Certificate

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The fee to be paid in respect of a grant, renewal,
amendment, and or monitoring of an aeronautical
information service certificate is $75.00 per man hour.

Q. Aviation Security Service Provider Approval
The fee to be paid in respect of a grant, renewal,

amendment, and or monitoring of an aviation security
service certificate is $75.00 per man hour.

R. Meteorological Service Certificate
The fee to be paid in respect of a grant, renewal,

amendment, and or monitoring of a meteorological service
certificate is: $75.00 per man hour.

S. Aerodrome Operating Certificate
The fee to be paid in respect of a grant, renewal,

amendment and or monitoring of an aerodrome operating
certificate is $75.00 per man hour including the amount
under paragraph W set out herein, and twenty five percent
(25%) administrative charges.

T. Design Organization Certificate
The fee to be paid in respect of a grant, renewal,

amendment, monitoring, assessment of manuals is $75.00
per man hour including a twenty five percent (25%)
administrative charge.

U. Telecommunication Service Certificate
The fees to be paid in respect of a grant, renewal,

amendment, and monitoring is $820.00 up to 6,000
pounds; $1,200.00 over 6,000 pounds. The maximum
charge shall be $70,000.00.

V. Air traffic Service Certificate
The fees to be paid in respect of a grant, renewal,

amendment and monitoring is $75.00 per man hour.
W. Amendment to documents

The fee to be paid for any amendment to any
document, issued under these Regulations shall be $75.00:

Provided that, where the total cost of approval
or renewal of approval exceeds the amount stated
throughout this document, the applicant shall pay a charge
of such amount (in some instances, an administrative
amount of twenty five percent (25%) may also be payable)
as may be decided by the Minister having regard to the
expense incurred in carrying out the work.

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SIXTH SCHEDULE (Regulation 13)

Fuel Concession Fees

(a) inspection of premises, equipment, and
documents: $1,000.00;

(b) airfare for inspector or inspectors;
(c) ground transportation;
(d) per diem;
(e) when such visits requires the inspector to

overnight. The applicant will provide the
appropriate amounts for accommodations;

(f) the applicant shall remit payment in the amount
of twenty five percent (25%) administrative
charges.

SEVENTH SCHEDULE

REGULATIONS AMENDED

Regulation Extent of Amendment
1. Civil Aviation (Licencing of Air Services)

Regulations Ch. 284.
Regulation 25 is hereby
repealed.

2. Landing Fees (Government Controlled
Airports) Regulations Ch. 284.

Repealed.

3. Landing and Parking (Fees Government
Aerodromes) Regulations, 1990.

Repealed.

4. Landing and Parking Fees (San Andros
Airport) Regulations.

Repealed.
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