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Civil Aviation

Welcome to the webpage of the Director of Civil Aviation (DCA) in Gibraltar. This is where you will find information about the establishment of the DCA, its functions and the rules by which civil aviation in Gibraltar is regulated.

Purpose and functions of the Office of the Director of Civil Aviation

The Office of the Director of Civil Aviation was established by the Civil Aviation Act 2009 on 29th January 2009. The purpose of this act is identified as: An act to make provision generally for the regulation of civil aviation (save for aviation security) in Gibraltar; to provide for the management and control of the commercial and civil use of the airport and of the air terminal and aircraft using its facilities; and for connected purposes.

The Director of Civil Aviation reports to the Minister for Aviation for the discharge of his duties and functions under the act. He is responsible for ensuring that all civil aviation within Gibraltar airspace and at Gibraltar Airport operates safely and in compliance with:

  • The Chicago Convention
  • Other international agreements and obligations in respect to civil aviation, which apply to Gibraltar

And to issue:

  • Approval to the Gibraltar air traffic control service provider
  • Recognition of licences to the Gibraltar Air Traffic Controllers
  • Foreign aircraft operator permits
  • UAV Permits
  • Validations of permits to fly
  • Dangerous goods approvals to aircraft operators wishing to carry dangerous goods in or out of Gibraltar by air

For further information please contact:

Mr Chris Purkiss
Director of Civil Aviation
Suite 631, Europort

Telephone: 00350 200 61174

Deputy Chief Minister
The Hon Joseph Garcia MP,
No. 6 Convent Place

Tel: +350 200 59267
Centrex: 3261