Guyana Civil Aviation Authority
In March of 2002, the Government of Guyana established the Guyana Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA). This was made possible with the passage of the Civil Aviation Act (2000) in parliament of the same year. Formerly known as the Civil Aviation Department within the former Ministry of Public Works and Communications, now the Ministry of Public Infrastructure, the GCAA is responsible for managing and regulating the aviation sector in Guyana, ensuring their compliance with international standards.
The Minister within the Ministry of Public Infrastructure is responsible for the development of civil aviation in Guyana and has direct oversight of the GCAA. The Authority regulates and manages the aviation sector in accordance with the Civil Aviation Act (2000), and the Civil Aviation (Air Navigation) Regulations 2001, Air Transport (Licensing of Air Transport Services) Regulations 2001, The Civil Aviation (Security) Regulation 2004 and Civil Aviation (Air Traffic Services and Rules of the Air) Regulations 2006 made under the act.
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.
To be a regulator that is facilitating, adaptable, forward looking and compliant with ICAO, thus ensuring a safe, secure, economically viable and environmentally sound aviation system.
- RESPECT FOR DIVERSITY
- GOOD GOVERNANCE
- HARMONISED & CONSULTATIVE
- TEAM SPIRIT
GCAA Board of Directors
Lt. Col. (Ret’d) Lawrence H. London
Capt. Rodwell A. Paul
Professor Justice Duke Pollard
Mr. Ramesh Ghir
Ms. Sadie Amin
Lt. Col. Courtney Byrne
Mr. Kenneth Jordan
Lt. Col. (Ret’d) Egbert Field
GCAA Management Team
Mrs. Amanza Walton-Desir
Mr. Saheed Sulaman
Director, Air Transport Management
Mr. Rickford Samaroo
Director, Air Navigation Service
Col. Jawahar Persaud
Director, Finance & Administration
Ms. Chaitrani Heeralall
Director, Corporate Development
Capt. Christopher Kirkcaldy
Director (ag), Aviation Safety Regulation