Civil Aviation Authority hosts aircraft registration seminar

Participants at the Civil Aircraft Authority's aircraft registration seminar.

The Civil Aviation Authority of the Cayman Islands hosted a one-day seminar on Sept. 28, focusing on aircraft registration processes and procedures.

The seminar and training session at the George Town Yacht Club Conference Room attracted attendees from local law firms and corporate management companies, financial firms and representatives of other statutory authorities and government departments.

Acting Governor Franz Manderson’s opening remarks at the seminar reflected on the synergies between the aircraft registry and the local financial services industry, and the credible regulatory oversight of the civil aviation authority. He also highlighted the important role of the authority and its valuable revenue contributions to the Cayman Islands government.

Other speakers included Transport and Tourism Minister Moses Kirkconnell; Jane Panton, CAACI director of finance and compliance; Lindsay Cadenhead, director of air safety regulation; Capt. Mark Dixon, flight operations inspector; and Charlie Kirkconnell, CEO of Cayman Enterprise City.

“Our partners in the local legal and financial industries are vitally important to the CI Aircraft Registry, as they interact and often help influence decisions on what jurisdiction an aircraft is to be registered in,” said Richard Smith, CAACI director general. “At the CAACI we have cultivated a mutually beneficial relationship with this segment of the Cayman economy that we will continue developing, as we sustain our leadership position in the global aircraft registry business.”

The seminar closed with a session featuring Shari McField of Maples and Calder, Richard Munden, partner at Carey Olsen, and Guy Healey, a member of the CAACI executive team. The panel discussed offshore Air Operators Certificates, the Cape Town Convention, drones, plans for the registry and emerging markets.