The Seychelles Civil Aviation Authority (SCAA) was established under the Civil Aviation Authority Act, 2005,as an administrative and financial body corporate to provide for the services, facilities and regulation of civil aviation activities in Seychelles with the power to do anything for the purpose of discharging or facilitating the discharge of its functions. The SCAA and its affairs are administered by a CEO reporting to a Board of Directors appointed by the Minister responsible for Civil Aviation.
The development of Civil Aviation in Seychelles started in 1972 with the opening of the Seychelles International Airport. Seychelles became a Contracting State to the International Civil Aviation Organisation’s (ICAO) Chicago Convention in 25th May 1977.
And as a Contracting State, Seychelles operates within the established privileges and obligations of the Chicago Convention articles, annexes and applicable standards.
The Authority has the following functions:
- to maintain and manage the Authority’s aerodromes providing for the necessary services and facilities.
- to provide air traffic services within the Seychelles Flight Information Region.
- to provide for search and rescue within the Seychelles Search and Rescue Region.
- to provide fire fighting and rescue services and facilities at the Authority’s aerodromes.
- to regulate and promote the development of air transport.
- to advise government on all matters relating to civil aviation.
- to represent Seychelles internationally as the national body in all matters relating to civil aviation.
- to perform any other function as delegated by the Minister under the Civil Aviation Act.
As a new entity, SCAA has set itself the following strategic objectives to forge a strong-hold in the region as the most competitive civil aviation, regionally and globally.