BAHAMAS CIVIL AVIATION ANNOUNCES EXEMPTION FROM MANDATORY 406MHz EMERGENCY LOCATOR TRANSMITTER
NASSAU, The Bahamas – November 29, 2012 – Bahamas Civil Aviation announces that effective February 1 2013, the installation of 406 MHz emergency locator transmitters (ELTs) will not be mandatory for all general aviation aircraft flying to and within The Islands Of The Bahamas. This exemption, made under the provision of The Civil Aviation (Air Navigation) Regulations 2001, section 2 and the Bahamas Safety Air Regulations 2001, 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 does not cancel the requirements under the Bahamas Air Safety Regulations (BASR)’s Schedule 7, Subpart C, Communication and Navigation Equipment (b) (3) or 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 review this policy in 24 months to determine any additional extended periods of this policy.