Under the provisions of the Bahamas Civil Aviation (Air Navigation) Regulations, 2001; Section 2, The Director of Civil Aviation may by means of Aviation Information Circulars (AIC) and Aeronautical Information Publications (AIP) may issue and revise instructions, directions, rules and procedures or prescribe requirements to give effect to the provisions of the Chicago Convention and the Annexes thereto and the Standards and Recommended Practices of ICAO as well as the provisions of the Civil Aviation Act and of these Regulations, related to the navigation of aircraft flying in or over The Bahamas or of aircraft registered in THE Bahamas.
Under the provision of The Civil Aviation (Air Navigation) Regulations 2001, section 2 and the Bahamas Safety Air Regulations 2001, the Bahamas Civil Aviation will not make mandatory the installation of 406 MHz emergency locator transmitters (ELT's) on the 1st February 2009. This exemption applies to all Bahamas Commercial (AOC's) Operators, General Aviation aircraft flying in or over The Bahamas, Balloons, gliders and lighter than air.
This rule however does not cancel the requirements under:
1. The Bahamas Air Safety Regulations (BASR's) Schedule 7, Subpart C, Communication and Navigation Equipment (b) (3) or
2. BASR 7.290 Emergency Locator Transmitter (ELT) (a), (b), (c) and (d) 1, 2 and 3.
The Bahamas Civil Aviation with respect to all Bahamas Registered AOC Aircraft (C6), will cause a review in twenty four (24) months from the effective date of this exemption 1st February 2009, starting 1 February 2011 as to any additional extended periods of this order.
Capt. Patrick Rolle
Director of Civil Aviation
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