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8th April 2022 - GUERNSEY SAFETY INFORMATION BULLETIN (GSIB) 2022-1

This bulletin raises awareness of and practical guidance on the operational, safety and regulatory issues relevant to Interception Procedures, required by the Air Navigation (Bailiwick of Guernsey) (Single European Rules of the Air) Regulations, 2017.

Please click on the document link to view: - pdf icon GSIB [928kb]

 


8th February 2022 - Recruitment for posts within the Director of Civil Aviation (Bailiwick of Guernsey) - NOW CLOSED

 

Additional posts are being recruited to build the team within the Director of Civil Aviation (Bailiwick of Guernsey).  The job listings may also be located on the States of Guernsey Careers website at the link beneath each role: -

Aviation Security Regulator: 

States of Guernsey Careers: Aviation Security Regulator (82424) (successfactors.eu)

 

Head of Airworthiness:

States of Guernsey Careers: Head of Airworthiness (82434) (successfactors.eu)

 

Head of Flight Operations:

States of Guernsey Careers: Head of Flight Operations (82454) (successfactors.eu)

 

Head of Safety & Rulemaking:

States of Guernsey Careers: Head of Safety and Rulemaking (82474) (successfactors.eu)

 

Closing Date: 28 February 2022

Candidates should upload supporting information to demonstrate how they meet the key criteria for the role.  This should be in addition to any CV supplied and should have clear examples of how each is met.  The key criteria can be found within the job description which is available by clicking the job description link above. The information provided by candidates will be used by the shortlisting panel when selecting candidates for interview.

 


8th February 2022 - Recruitment for post of Deputy Director of Civil Aviation (Bailiwick of Guernsey)  - NOW CLOSED

Do you want to make a positive impact on civil aviation in the Islands of Guernsey? Are you passionate about small jurisdiction aviation safety and regulation?

The Role

We have an exciting opportunity for an experienced regulator to run the day-to-day operations of the Office of the Director of Civil Aviation (ODCA) in the Bailiwick of Guernsey.

Civil Aviation in the Channel Islands (the Bailiwicks of Guernsey and Jersey) is regulated by the joint Guernsey and Jersey DCA.  (There is one part-time joint postholder for these roles.) The Bailiwicks' separate Offices of the DCA assist and support the DCA to undertake the joint role.  This role is for a full time Deputy DCA (DDCA) for the Bailiwick of Guernsey only.

The job listing is now live on Flight Magazine at the following link: -

Deputy Director of Civil Aviation (DDCA) job with States of Guernsey | 1401541146 (flightglobal.com)

The job listing may also be located on the States of Guernsey Careers website at the following link: -

States of Guernsey Careers: Deputy Director of Civil Aviation (82422) (successfactors.eu) 

 

Closing Date: 28 February 2022

Candidates should upload supporting information to demonstrate how they meet the key criteria for the role.  This should be in addition to any CV supplied and should have clear examples of how each is met.  The key criteria can be found within the job description which is available by clicking the job description link above. The information provided by candidates will be used by the shortlisting panel when selecting candidates for interview.

 


4th February - NOW CLOSED

7th January 2022 - Recruitment for post of Director of Civil Aviation (Channel Islands) -

Recruitment has commenced for the post of Director of Civil Aviation (Channel Islands) ("DCA") is a joinder of two statutory positions:

(a)             the Director of Civil Aviation for the Bailiwick of Jersey and

(b)             the Director of Civil Aviation for the Bailiwick of Guernsey

whereunder the holder has overall responsibility for, and oversight of, (i) the licensing and regulating of civil aviation activities; and (ii) the monitoring and implementation of local and international aviation safety and security standards across the Channel Islands (which comprise the Bailiwicks of Guernsey and Jersey).

 

The job listing is now live on Flight Magazine at the following link: -

https://jobs.flightglobal.com/job/1401540842/director-of-civil-aviation-dca-/ 

 


30th April 2021 - CAA Publication Notification Service:- Carbon Monoxide Contamination Minimisation & Detection in General Aviation Aircraft

The purpose of this Safety Notice is to raise awareness of i) the hazards associated with carbon monoxide exposure, ii) the means of minimising the likelihood of carbon monoxide contamination and iii) to provide guidance on the use of carbon monoxide detectors in general aviation aircraft.

Version 2 now makes reference to the CO concentration check introduced with Part-ML and also updates regarding the practical CO detector trial run by the CAA in light of the COVID-19 outbreak.

You can read the Safety Notice at: Carbon Monoxide Contamination Minimisation and Detection in General Aviation Aircraft

 

2nd April 2021EGNOS Safety of Life Service - It has been disappointing to read the news that the UK's participation in EGNOS Safety of Life Service will cease on 25th June this year following departure from the EU and the end of the Transition Period.  The Acting DCAs of Guernsey & Jersey wish to clarify the position on behalf of the Channel Islands, which is not impacted by this change. The ANSP for the Channel Islands has a direct Agreement with the European Satellite Services Provider (ESSP) Sociētē par Actions Simplifiēe (SAS) for this service, therefore LPV procedures post 25th June will remain available at Channel Islands airports.


22nd March 2021 - The CAA have published Safety Notice number: SN-2021/009 titled "General Aviation Roadmap Out of Lockdown - Resumption of Flying and Access to Instructional Flights"  

You can read the PDF at CAA SN-2021/009


22nd March 2021 - The Acting Directors of Civil Aviation (DCA) for the  Bailiwick of Guernsey and Jersey have commenced a review into the drone regulations on both islands with the aim of aligning itself with the UK and its adoption of CAP 722 (Unmanned Aircraft System Operations in UK Airspace - Guidance).  A copy of CAP722 can be found at https://publicapps.caa.co.uk/docs/33/CAP722%20Edition8(p).pdf

The current guidance previously issued by Guernsey Ports is found at this link:  Drone Use in the Bailiwick of Guernsey | Guernsey Airport 

The DCAs are currently engaging with the CAA and legal teams regarding the adoption of this UK Guidance, to determine what changes might be necessary to legislation.

Once we have the answers to these questions and have determined our proposed policy, we will open up consultation to seek your views on the proposed changes.  This consultation will be available on the DCA's website as well as other forums and will be widely advertised.  In the meantime, if UAS/Drone users do have specific questions or concerns they are invited to contact the ODCA at ODCA@cidca.aero preferably before Monday 5th April 2021.


1st February 2021 - On 13th March 2019, the Director of Civil Aviation for the Channel Islands prohibited the Boeing 737 MAX aircraft type from entering the Channel Islands Control Zone (CICZ), in response to the worldwide grounding of the aircraft following two tragic accidents in 2018 and 2019.

On 27th January 2021, the UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) announced that, following approval of design modifications to the aircraft itself, how it is flown and pilot training, it will allow UK airlines to operate passenger flights with the B737 MAX aircraft, subject to close oversight; the ban on the aircraft operating in UK airspace has now been lifted. This follows similar decisions taken by the European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA).

Based on the information contained in EASA's 'Return to Service' closing report and the CAA's decision to lift the airspace ban, the DCA is satisfied that the Boeing 737 MAX aircraft type can now operate in the CICZ. Therefore, with immediate effect, the Acting Director of Civil Aviation [Jersey] revokes the previous prohibition preventing this aircraft operating in the CICZ.

You can read the letter pdf icon here. [106kb]


15th January 2021 -  INFRINGEMENTS

The UK CAA continues to release safety education and awareness material to support the return to flying and continues to help promote longer-term safety awareness. To meet this aim they have launched a new series of narratives focussing on infringement occurrences. The Office of the DCA encourages pilots to visit the 'Airspace & Safety Initiative' webpage where they will find valuable information and material on the risks posed by airspace infringements and how individuals can play their part in keeping the Channel Islands Airspace safe for everyone.

 

 

Latest News - Guernsey Aircraft Registry

 


14th November 2020 -  New Guernsey Aviation Requirements (GARs) have been published and become effective on 1st March 2021.
GAR 1
GAR 39
GAR 91 and 125
GAR 91, 121 and 135

You are kindly requested to take notice of this amendment and, where applicable, amend your procedures and manuals accordingly.

Changes are identified in the list of revisions and by the left marginal line. The major changes as compared to the previous issue are:
Incorporation of the amendments to ICAO Annex 6, Parts I and III which become effective in November 2020 and which pertain to:


18th June 2020 - A new Guernsey Advisory Circular (GAC) 91-2 has been published. The purpose of this Guernsey Advisory Circular (GAC) is to present to applicants guidance for obtaining approval for Performance-Based Navigation (PBN) specifications. This approval will permit 2-REG Air Operator Certificate (AOC) holders, ANL Section 77 (POC) holders and GAR 91 (Private) operators to conduct operations in airspace where a navigation specification for Performance-Based Navigation is prescribed, subject to the applicable requirements of the approval. The aircraft must be equipped with navigation equipment in accordance with the PBN navigation specification and flight crews provided with appropriate training. This GAC outlines the DCA/ 2-REG procedures for providing authorisation where a PBN navigation specification is prescribed.


12th June 2020 -  A new Guernsey Advisory Circular (GAC) 39-3 has been published. This GAC provides acceptable means of compliance regarding aircraft On Condition (O/C) maintenance for piston engine aeroplanes below 5700 kg and piston engine rotorcraft below 3175 kg. The content of the O/C Maintenance Programme substitutes specific instructions from the Design Approval Holder, as indicated in the O/C programme; all other instructions should be complied with. This GAC provides means to establish compliance with GAR Part 39, paragraph 39.61[j].


12th June 2020 - GAR 39 issue 6 has been published. Addition of paragraph 39.61(j) AMP additional or alternative instructions. 


11th June 2020 - A new Guernsey Advisory Circular (GAC) 66-2 has been published. The information contained within this GAC is provided to assist with the understanding of the requirements for the validation of an aircraft maintenance licence and the process that is to be followed to obtain a Certificate of Validation. Furthermore, this GAC specifies the requirements for the "GAR 43 authorisation" and the process that is to be followed to obtain such an authorisation.


11th June 2020 - A new Guernsey Advisory Circular (GAC) 39-2 has been published. The objective of this GAC is to provide guidance for the development and submission for approval of an aircraft maintenance programme (AMP) including Reliability Programmes, if applicable, to the Guernsey Director of Civil Aviation.


30th May 2020 - A new Guernsey Advisory Circular (GAC) 91-1 has been published. The purpose of this Guernsey Advisory Circular (GAC) is to present to applicants guidance for obtaining approval for data link communications and surveillance operations, including Performance-Based Communication and Surveillance (PBCS).


8th May 2020 - A new Guernsey Advisory Circular (GAC) 119-1 has been published providing additional information on the requirements for AOC Nominated Postholder qualifications. It is valid with immediate effect


3rd April 2020 -  2 new GSIBs have been published providing safety information on CO Contamination Minimisation & Detection in GA Aircraft and Piston Engine Low Utilisation Maintenance Practices 
 


26th March 2020- The Office of the DCA is acutely aware of the current Covid -19 uncertainty and concern for our industry and travellers in the Bailiwicks.  We are constantly reviewing international best practice, and in accordance with our States guidance, all of us are working from home to continue operations as normal.  Everyone remains in contact via email or mobile phone and available to support your ongoing business.  Communications are open 24 hours. All contact details are in the contact icon on our website.

We understand that during the next few months, we will need to be flexible in our regulatory approach in order to support you. We will work as closely as possible with you during this challenging time to ensure that the safety of our airspace and the security of our airfields are maintained.


17th February 2020 - New issue of GAR 91,125 and GAR 91,125 and 135 have been published under the Guernsey Aircraft Registry tile on the home page and become effective on 17 April 2020


17th February 2020 - Guernsey aviation legislation, Guernsey Aviation Requirements (GARs), Guernsey Advisory Circulars (GACs) and Guernsey Information Safety Bulletins (GSIBs), can now be found under the Guernsey Aircraft Registry tile.


14th February 2019 - Charges for the issue of Foreign Carrier Permits became active in Guernsey on the 14th February 2019. Charges for Jersey became active on the 6th March 2019.


 

 

 

Latest News - Jersey Aircraft Registry


7th April 2020- Exemption

Exemption from the Requirement for Rigid Outer Packaging for Biological Substances, Category B, UN3373 samples

The Director of Civil Aviation (the "DCA"), in pursuance of his functions under the Civil Aviation (Jersey) Law 2008 (the "2008 Law") and in the exercise of his powers under Article 81 of the Air Navigation (Jersey) Law 2014 (the "2014 Law"), and Part 1;1.1.3 of the Technical Instructions:

1. hereby exempts:

(i) any Jersey, Guernsey or UK shipper and agent thereof;

(ii) any agent of a Jersey, Guernsey or UK operator,

(iii) any Jersey, Guernsey or UK operator; and

(iv) Royal Mail Group Plc, Jersey Post International Limited and its subsidiaries, and Guernsey Post Ltd

from Part 1;2.3.2(b) and 2) c) of Packing Instruction 650 of the Technical Instructions;

in so far as, that rigid outer packaging is not required for test kit samples containing biological substances, Category B, UN3373,

2. In Addition, the DCA exempts any aircraft operator from the provisions of Part 1;2.3.2(b) and from 2) c) of Packing Instruction 650 of the Technical Instructions in so far as, that rigid outer packaging is not required for test kit samples containing Biological substances, Category B, UN 3373.

3. This exemption is granted subject to the following conditions:

(i) This exemption is issued to meet the urgent operational needs of a limited duration to unforeseeable circumstances as a result of the COVID-19 virus.

(ii) This exemption has effect from the date it is signed until 2 June 2020, both dates inclusive, unless previously revoked.

4. Technical Instructions" have the meaning given in the Specified Requirements made for the purposes of the 2014 Law.

Explanatory Notes:

1) Jersey law makes provision for specified requirements, directions and instructions from the DCA and these mandate that dangerous goods be carried in accordance with the Technical Instructions for the Safe Transport of Dangerous Goods by Air published by ICAO (the Technical Instructions). Under that document, the carriage of dangerous goods must either comply with the specific requirements applicable to the particular dangerous goods or be carried in accordance with an exemption permitted by that document.

2) This is such an exemption, authorising the carriage of the specified dangerous goods without complying with the specific applicable requirements.

3) Dangerous Goods carried in accordance with this exemption are carried in accordance with the Technical Instructions and thus in accordance with Specified Requirements for the purposes of Jersey law.
 


20th February 2020 - Directive

The Director of Civil Aviation (the "DCA"), in pursuance both of his functions under the Civil Aviation (Jersey) Law 2008 (the "2008 Law") and his powers under the Air Navigation (Jersey) Law 2014 (the "2014 Law") (and in particular under Articles 53 (Operation of aircraft), 82 (Prohibition on carriage of dangerous goods) and 165 (Arrangements for giving effect to the Convention on International Civil Aviation) thereof) gives the following directions and instructions for the avoidance of all doubt which shall be treated as part of the "specified requirements" for the purposes of the 2014 Law:

In order to ensure that Jersey carries out arrangements as are necessary, requisite or expedient for carrying out the Convention on International Civil Aviation 1944 (the "Chicago Convention") and implementing Annexes or amendments to the Chicago Convention or made in accordance with the Chicago Convention, and to ensure safety of international air navigation in accordance with the 2008 Law, the DCA directs, instructs, and requires that regard be had to the 2019-2020 English language edition of the Technical Instructions for the Safe Transport of Dangerous Goods by Air, approved and published by decision of the Council of the International Civil Aviation Organisation (the "Technical Instructions") and, in particular (and without any limitation to the foregoing), hereby directs, instructs, and requires that any articles or substances that are identified in the Technical Instructions as "dangerous goods" are identified as such for the purposes of Part 12 of the 2014 Law.
 


 

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