Towards a Civil Aviation Authority that is compliant with international standards to enable safe, secure and sustainable air transport for the
socio-economic benefit to all.
Message from the Director General
As the regulatory Authority responsible for the sustainable development of Guyana’s air transport sector in keeping with the International Civil Aviation Organisation’s (ICAO) Standards and Recommended Practices, the GCAA is committed to its mission of being a regulator that is facilitating, adaptable, and forward thinking, thus ensuring a safe, secure, economically viable and environmentally sound aviation sector.
Lt. Col. (Ret’d) Egbert Field
GUYANA'S COMMITTMENT TO AVIATION SAFETY
Air transport is considered as one of the safest forms of travel. However, projected increase of air traffic in the near future, and Guyana’s forested and mountainous terrain in its hinterland, has and may continue to cause challenges to aircraft operational safety.
In recognizing these challenges, the Director General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) has embarked on a program of continuous training and the establishment of a voluntary hazard reporting system.
With lessons learned from past accidents and incidents, together with the proactive reporting of hazards and enhanced oversight, Guyana will be poised to greatly enhance safety.
LICENSING & CERTIFICATION
GCAA is responsible certification and licensing of aviation personnel, aerodromes, aircraft, and air operators.