BCAA Notice About Sanctions/Russian Aircraft

August 25, 2022

The Bermuda Civil Aviation Authority [BCAA] issued an advisory relating to the handling of Russian aircraft as it relates to the sanctions imposed due to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.

The UK joined numerous other allies around the world such as the US, Canada, Switzerland and the EU in imposing the sweeping sanctions against Russia, and all the British Overseas Territories, including Bermuda, follow the sanctions imposed by the UK.

The BCAA general notice said, “BCAA policy is to support lessors/owners with the repatriation of aircraft from the Russian Federation to the extent possible. Sanctions, similar to those brought into force in the UK, were promulgated in Bermuda on 14th April 2022.

“The impact of this legislation was the withdrawal of BCAA technical assistance for licensing, maintenance and continuing airworthiness management approvals and any other aircraft related activities, where those activities were within the Russian Federation, or associated with persons connected with Russia.

“On 4th August 2022 the Bermuda Government provided the BCAA with a license of limited privilege, which provides some relief from trade sanctions, to facilitate repatriation of aircraft from Russia.

“On the basis of this license the BCAA may provide individual approvals to persons and permits to aircraft, but only where this technical assistance facilitates recovery of those aircraft from the Russian Federation, to a place outside of the Russian Federation, on behalf of nonRussian owners.”

The full BCAA General Notice follows below [PDF here]:

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