The primary role of the Airworthiness Inspectorate is to approve organisations conducting maintenance of aircraft and those organisations responsible for continuing airworthiness of aircraft. The Inspectorate oversees the safety of Airworthiness and Maintenance activities in the Seychelles through an approval processes followed by continuous regulatory oversight. The Inspectorate interprets and implements international regulations and standards applicable to Airworthiness, Maintenance and Environmental Protection (Aircraft Noise), including ICAO Standards and Recommended Practices (SARPs) by promulgating standards applicable in Seychelles. It works closely with the Personnel Licensing Inspectorate in the development and application of standards for Aircraft Engineer Licensing and Training Organisations. It collaborates closely with the Flight Operations Inspectorate on matters concerning continuing airworthiness management responsibilities of commercial operators, approval of special operations (ETOPS, RVSM, RNP and CAT 2/3 operations) and in assessment of foreign aircraft programme.
The Airworthiness Inspectorate also deals with the investigation, reporting and initiation of follow-up action in respect of the civil Airworthiness aspects of aviation accidents and incidents for the purpose of enforcement and provides civil Airworthiness advisors to other investigative authorities.
- Certification and safety oversight of Continuing Airworthiness Management Organisations (CAMO).
- Maintaining an up to date system of legislation and technical standards in relation to aircraft Airworthiness consistent with ICAO SARPs.
- Certification and safety oversight of Aircraft Maintenance Organisations (AMO).
- Initial issue and revalidation of aircraft Certificate of Airworthiness.
- Certification of Aircraft and Aircraft Parts.
- Registration of Aircraft and Mode ‘S’ allocation
- Approval of aircraft modifications.
Seychelles Civil Aviation Authority
P.O. Box 181
Tel: (248) 38 4271
Fax: (248) 38 4269