The Director's Message
Welcome to the Trinidad and Tobago Civil Aviation Authority (the Authority), an entity responsible to the Minister of Works and Transport at the Ministry of Works and Transport.
The Authority is governed by a Board of Directors, comprising eight (8) members, appointed by the President of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago to manage the business of the Authority.
The TTCAA has the legal authority and responsibility for developing and promoting civil aviation and reports to a Board of Directors, which in turn reports to the relevant line Minister.
The principal function of the Authority is to regulate and administer a safe civil aviation system whilst ensuring that Trinidad and Tobago properly discharges its obligations under international civil aviation agreements and treaties, in particular, the Convention on International Civil Aviation commonly known as “the Chicago Convention”.
Under the ICAO Convention, the Government of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago has responsibility for the provision of Air Navigation Services within the airspace above its territory. In addition, Trinidad and Tobago is responsible for the provision of Air Navigation Services within an airspace, known as, the Piarco Flight Information Region (FIR), of some seven hundred and fifty thousand (750,000) square miles that includes the airspace over the entire group of Eastern Caribbean islands from north of Antigua to south of Trinidad and stretching eastward to halfway across the Atlantic. The volume of aircraft movements within the
Piarco FIR averages in excess of four hundred (400) movements per day during busy periods.
The TTCAA’s Civil Aviation Training Centre (CATC), is the training arm of the Authority and since its establishment in 1963 as a joint project between the United Nations Development Programme and the Government of Trinidad and Tobago, its primary role has been to provide aviation training to Caribbean States in the field of air navigation services, and other areas related to developing aviation safety and security in the region.
The CATC has evolved over the years and now offers a wide range of technical, operational and management programmes to the local, regional and international markets. The CATC is the leading aviation training institution in the Caribbean region, having delivered over 2000 Air Traffic Control professionals since its inception. Performance is now at the heart of the CATC. Our training experts are specialised trainers dedicated to ensuring that every programme is delivered using the latest training technologies, equipment, and to the highest international and best practice standards, in order to meet the needs of the global aviation community.
Trinidad and Tobago Civil Aviation Authority
"Provision of a Regulatory Framework to facilitate a Safe, Secure and Effective Aviation Industry and Air Navigation Services within the Piarco Flight Information Region"
Official Business Hours: Administrative and
Regulatory Sections: Mondays – Thursdays: 8:00am to 4:15pm Fridays: 8:00am to 4:00pm
Closed on Weekends, Public Holidays and after business hours. · Air Navigation Services Operations: 24 hour Service every day including Public Holidays.