The role of the DCA
Civil Aviation in Guernsey and Alderney is regulated by the Office of the Director of Civil Aviation (ODCA). This Office was created by the Aviation (Bailiwick of Guernsey) Law, 2008.
Civil Aviation in Jersey is regulated by the Office of the Director of Civil Aviation. This Office was created by the Civil Aviation (Jersey) Law 2008.
The Director of Civil Aviation (ODCA) has overall responsibility for ensuring the safety of civil aviation in Guernsey and Jersey and its airspace. The DCA's prime functions are to regulate the safety of aerodromes, air traffic and air transport services in the Bailiwicks, to licence aerodromes and to licence air traffic controllers (ATCOs).
The DCA is also responsible for regulating from Jersey: The operation of the Channel Islands Control Zone and the safety of air traffic in that zone, and the operation of meteorological services for the purposes of international air navigation in Jersey and the Channel Islands Control Zone.