Aviation Training Institution Certification Requirements
The Fiji Air Navigation Regulations states that no one is allowed to perform the functions of an aviation training institution, for the training of pilots, personnel for the provision of air traffic services, air navigation services, aircraft maintenance engineering services and associated aviation support services unless such person holds an Aviation Training Institution Certificate granted by CAAF.
Notwithstanding the above, certification is not required when -
(a) the training is being provided only for personnel who are engaged, employed or contracted by an organisation whose prime function is as a service provider and which is certificated for that function by the Authority under another legislative provision, then that organisation shall meet the remaining requirements of this regulation and any standards published by the Authority and the approval to conduct the training forms part of the certification for the organisation‘s prime function; or
(b) the training is for the grant of a Commercial Pilot Licence and is not part of a course of approved training as provided for in Annex 1.
The Fiji Air Navigation Regulations further states that CAAF may only issue such a certificate if it is satisfied that the applicant is –
- competent, having regard to any of the following, his previous conduct and experience, equipment, facility, organisation, staffing, training, quality assurance system, safety management systems, maintenance and other arrangements to conduct services specified in the certificate and for the services so specified; and
- in compliance with the appropriate CAAF Standards Document.
Section 145 states that CAAF can impose conditions on the certificate which must be complied with, including a period of its validity.
CAAF can suspend, revoke, or cancel a certificate at any time if it deems it necessary.
As part of its oversight, CAAF can, through an authorised person, inspect and audit an aviation training institution –
- for the purposes of monitoring the training; or
- to satisfy the Authority that the holder of an Aviation Training Certificate is competent to provide the appropriate aviation training.
An inspection carried out on the nature of the work includes –
- the examining and inspecting of the work of the personnel providing lectures and instructions; or
- the examining and inspecting of the equipment and facilities; or
- such other examination or inspection as may be necessary for the purpose of monitoring the delivery of the aviation training.
The aviation training institution is required to comply with any recommendations or corrective actions imposed by CAAF as a result of an examination or inspection carried out during its oversight activity.
Any aviation training institution that contravenes a provision of these Regulations, commits an offense and is liable on conviction to a fine not exceeding $2,000, in addition to a maximum of $100 a day thereafter from the commencement of the breach if the breach continues except that the total fine does not exceed $10,000.
For further information, refer to
- Laws of Fiji
- CAAF Standards Documents
- CAAF Application Forms
- CAAF Aeronautical Information Circulars
- CAAF Guidance Documents
- Fiji Aeronautical Information Publication (AIP)
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