Aviation Security

Regulatory Policy & Oversight Section
Responsible for the establishment, administration and promulgation the national civil aviation security programme and provide advice, as required, on aviation security matters to airport administrations and aircraft operators

Develop and implement regulations, practices and procedures to establish security standards and advise on the means and methods of compliance to ensure those standards are met by all parties involved in civil aviation. Keeping informed and up to date on the current assessment of threats, security techniques, systems and devices and on national and international laws, security-related Standards, Recommended Practices and procedures.

Implementation Section
Implement security measures as laid down in the national aviation security programme to assure the protection and safety of passengers, crew, ground personnel, the general public, aircraft and facilities at all Government airports, against acts of unlawful interference perpetrated on the ground or in flight. This is carried out through a combination of measures and the marshalling of various human and material resources.
Security is everybody’s responsibility. It is therefore, your responsibility to contribute towards safety and security in all matters related to safeguarding aviation against acts of unlawful interference.

Should you have any views, comments, suggestions or information to improve security measures and even prevent such unlawful acts from happening, you are welcome do so via e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 


The Finance division is responsible for the financial management of all of the organisation resources. 

The following sections falls under the responsibility of the Financial Controller who is the General Manager for the division:

  • Accounts
  • Stores
  • Purchasing

There is a Chief Accountant, Accounts Officers, Accounts Assistant, Stores Officer, Stores Assistant, Purchasing Officer and Purchasing Assistant in the sections mentioned above.


Mr Sandy Mothee
Financial Controller
Finance Division
Seychelles Civil Aviation Authority
P.O. Box 181
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Tel: +248 4384050
Fax: +248 4384049

Engineering & Technical Services

The role of the Technical Services / Airport Electrical Maintenance Centre is to ensure the proper and efficient operations of the Seychelles International Airport, Praslin Airport and outstations, primary and secondary (back-up) power supply distribution systems, visual aids – airfield lighting systems including control and monitoring, security equipment, public address system, air-condition and ventilation system and various other electrical, electro-mechanical and electronics including Information Technology installations and equipment.

This is achieved by implementing an effective maintenance program and effectively regulating and enforcing aviation safety standards and requirements in accordance with the national and international regulations and practices (ICAO – International Civil Aviation Organization); and promoting and developing an efficient, well trained and skilled workforce in the fields of electrical, electronics, electro-mechanical and information technology engineering.

Mr Claude Mondon
General Manager Engineering & Technical Services
Engineering & Technical Services Division
Seychelles Civil Aviation Authority
P.O. Box 181
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Tel: +248 4384240
Fax: +248 4384239

Safety Regulations

The Safety Regulation Department of the Authority (SCAA) is vested with the responsibility of ensuring a balanced and cost effective approach to safety oversight inclusive of initial certification and continued surveillance that ensures the development and operation of civil air transport in Seychelles is safe and in accordance with national and international standards and requirements.

 Seychelles as a signatory to the International Civil Aviation Organisation’s (ICAO) Chicago Convention (hence being a Contracting State), has committed itself to the provision of a standardised and internationally accepted approach to the regulation and safety oversight of civil air transport. When permitting or undertaking local or international aviation activities within this mandate, Seychelles as a Contracting State incurs certain obligations under the Chicago Convention, its Annexes and applicable Standards.

The majority of the articles of the Chicago Convention establish the privileges and obligations of all Contracting States and provide for the adoption of International Standards and Recommended Practices (SARPs) regulating civil air transport. Through the provision of national regulations, Contracting States are expected to implement and enforce the SARPs contained in the Annexes to the Convention. In order to achieve this primary obligation on an ongoing basis, the Contracting States are required to keep abreast with latest developments and/or variations to the Standards and in turn regularly review and revise applicable national regulations (in Seychelles, the Civil Aviation Act, Air Navigation Order, Aircraft Accident Investigation Regulations, and the Mortgages of Aircraft Regulations).

It is pertinent to this introduction to have a clear definition and full appreciation of the term “Safety Oversight”. It is defined, as a function by means a State shall ensure the effective implementation of safety related SARPs and associated Annexes to the Convention on Civil Aviation and related ICAO documents. Safety oversight is not limited to these Standards. Sufficient flexibility exists for individual States to make provisions it considers (through experience and expertise), over and above ICAO Standards. In this way Safety Oversight ensures that national aviation industry provides a safety level equal to, or better than that defined by the ICAO SARPs. The responsibility of States for safety oversight covers the complete spectrum of civil aviation in their State and also aircraft registered in their State operating in other Contracting States.

As such, an individual State’s responsibility for safety oversight is the foundation upon which safe global aircraft operations are built. The lack of safety oversight in one State therefore threatens the health of international civil aircraft operation.  Seychelles responsibilities cannot be underestimated in this regard as safety oversight is a major obligation the implementation of which ensures the continued safety, regularity and efficiency of civil air transport.

The safety oversight obligations of the unit are targeted at five main areas:
a) Airworthiness Inspectorate
b) Flight Operations Inspectorate
c) Personnel Licensing Inspectorate
d) Aerodrome Standards Inspectorate
e) Air Navigation Standards Inspectorate

Mr Gerard Sicobo
Deputy General Manager
Safety Regulation
Seychelles Civil Aviation Authority
P.O. Box 181
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Tel: +248 4384270
Fax: +248 4384269

Air Navigation Services

The Air Navigation Services division of SCAA is responsible for the provision of a safe, effective and efficient air navigation service within the Seychelles Flight Information Region. This flight information region covers an area of approximately 2.63 million square kilometers and borders the flight information regions of Kenya, Somalia, India, Mauritius, Madagascar and Tanzania.

  • The Air Traffic Services Unit

 Area Control Centre: Responsible for the provision of area control service to aircraft operating on ATS routes in the Seychelles flight information region and within the terminal control area from a height of 15,000 feet (Flight Level 150) upwards.

This unit is directly responsible for the provision of air traffic control service, flight information service and alerting service to aircraft operating under our jurisdiction. The service is provided by competent air traffic control officers who are trained and licenced in accordance with Annex 1 of the International Civil Aviation Organisation. The provision of air traffic services is organized as follows:-
Praslin Control Tower: Responsible for the provision of aerodrome control service to aircraft operating into Praslin aerodrome.  
Mahe Control Tower: Responsible for the provision of combined aerodrome and approach control service to aircraft operating into Seychelles International Airport and within the Seychelles terminal control area to a height of 14,500 feet (Flight Level 145).

All the above services are available 24 hours.

Ms Esmee Samson
General Manager Air Navigation Services
Air Navigation Services Division
Seychelles Civil Aviation Authority
P.O. Box 181
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Tel: +248 4384180
Fax: +248 4384179