Safety Legislation Overview

Safety legislation utilised in Seychelles can be broken down into three levels of legal instruments, primary, subsidiary and tertiary

Type Explanatory Note Target

Primary Level

Civil Aviation Act, 2005

  • Primary legislation is promulgated to empower the Minister responsible for civil aviation to exercise powers to regulate civil aviation activities.
  • The Civil Aviation Act, 2005 empowers the Minister, for the time being responsible for civil aviation, to give effect to the International Civil Aviation Organisation Convention (also known as the Chicago Convention) for the purpose of regulating civil aviation. It lays the foundation for development and promulgation of civil aviation regulations.
  • This represents the highest possible level in the rule- making process in Seychelles and is enacted by the President through Parliamentary process.
ICAO Convention

Subsidiary Level

Air Navigation Order

Civil Aviation Regulations

  • Subsidiary legislation is promulgated by means of regulations to address and give effect in part or in whole to the ICAO Annexes to the Convention.
  • Civil aviation regulations and the Air Navigation Order are utilised to give effect to the ICAO Annexes.
  • Civil aviation regulations are promulgated by the authority of the Minister, for the time being responsible for civil aviation.

ICAO Annexes to the Convention

Tertiary Level

Civil Aviation Directives

  • Tertiary requirements are promulgated by means of Civil Aviation Directives to incorporate foreign or national technical standards to give effect in part or in whole to the technical standards of the Annexes to the ICAO Convention.
  • Civil Aviation Directives (CADs) are promulgated as a means of compliance to technical standards of ICAO Annexes.
  • Civil Aviation Directives are promulgated by the authority of the Chief Executive Officer of the Authority.
  • Promulgation of Civil Aviation Directives are undertaken by reference to the applicable regulation.
Technical Standards promulgated by the ICAO Annexes to the Convention