The Civil Aviation Authority is a statutory Organization within the Ministry of Transport and Works and regulates the Jamaican aviation industry.
Formerly the Civil Aviation Department, (CAD) the Authority was established by the Civil Aviation (Amendment) Act 1995 and became operational on May 1996.
The Auhtority regulates Air Navigation and all matters relating to safety and security in civil aviation. Jamaica as a member of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) is required to comply with the standards of the Chicago Convention on International Civil Aviation.
Headed by a Director General and guided by a Nine (9) member Board the Authority's main functions include:
Ensuring the safe and orderly conduct of all aviation activities in Jamaica and those conducted overseas by Jamaican Operators
Providing efficient and user responsive Air Navigation Services to the national and international aviation community
Cooperating with other agencies in the facilitation, provision and regulation of a reliable and safe Air Transport System.
Providing a conducive environment for the development of its staff
Board Of Directors
Honourable Michael Hylton, OJ, QC
Lieutenant Colonel Oscar Derby
Ms. Tasha Manley
Mr. Kevin Powell
Mr. Keith Senior
Mr. Billy Heaven
Mr. Ian Levy
Dr. Janine Dawkins
*board appointed for three (3) years effective February 13, 2012*