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The Directorate of Air Transport Management is responsible for the economic regulation of commercial air services in Guyana.


Our Objective

The objective of the ATM Directorate is to further the interests of the user of commercial air services by ensuring that they receive the widest choice of services at the lowest price consistent with an economic return to airlines and airports and the efficient utilization of resources. 


Our Strategy

In order to meet our established objective, our strategy is to secure for the air transport users traveling both domestic and international

· A choice of service in terms of both quality and frequency

· The lowest prices consistent with efficiency and profitable

How to obtain a License to operate scheduled air services?

All airlines wishing to operate scheduled services must submit an application which allows the Authority to assess their legal, financial and technical capability to offer safe and reliable air services into and out of Guyana.


Licenses are issued expressly for the Operation of Scheduled Air Services. Applications should be submitted on FORM GCAA 4101 and must be forwarded to The Director Air Transport Management.


The form must be completed with particular attention to the required financial information. The Brochure Available our Website provides guidance on its completion.


How to obtain a Permit to operate non-scheduled air services?

Permits are granted for operation of non-scheduled air services. Applications should be submitted on FORM GCAA 4102 and must be forwarded to The Director Air Transport Management.


The process for obtaining a permit is the same for obtaining a license for scheduled air services.


What documents should be provided with application?

ALL applicants are required to submit the following documents:

· Air Operator's Certificate

· Certificate of Airworthiness

· Certificate of Insurance

· Certificate of Registration

· Aircraft and Route Authorization Sections of the Operators Specifications

· Overview of the proposed operations.

· Detailed Flight Schedule of Operations

First time applicants must submit in addition to the above, the following documents:             

· Memorandum and Articles of Association

· Ownership Structure of Organisation

· Business Plan

· Pro Forma Balance Sheet detailing projected revenue and expenditure on a monthly basis for the first three years of operations.

· Details of financial resources available

· Any other documents necessary for the application

How long must an applicant wait to get approval?


Where there is an Air Services Agreement (ASA) in place the following procedures are required:

· Analysis of application

· Consultation process

· Determination of the carrier’s application

Time Period – 8 weeks (minimum)


Where there is no Air Services Agreement (ASA) in place the following procedures are required:

· Analysis of application

· Advertisement of application

· Holding of Enquiry (if necessary)

· Consultation process

· Determination of the carrier’s application

Time Period – 12 weeks (minimum)


The time period required for processing an application will however vary from application to application depending on the proposed routing and type of services to be offered and the adequacy and accuracy of the information provided by the applicant.

· airline operation taking into account market forces.


Our Functions

· Economic regulation of commercial air services and licensing of commercial air carriers to operate within and into Guyana.

· Negotiation of air services agreements with other countries.

· Collection and analysis of aviation operating statistics. 


Our Legislative Authority

The legislations governing the operation of this department are:

1. Civil Aviation Act 2000

2. Civil Aviation Regulations 2000



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