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An aerodrome is a defined area (including any buildings, installations and equipment) on land or water or on a fixed, fixed off-shore or floating structure intended to be used either wholly or in part for the arrival, departure and surface movement of aircraft.

Certified aerodromes

Aerodromes in the Isle of Man fall into two categories: certified and uncertified.

In most cases, flights for the purpose of the commercial air transport of passengers must use a certified aerodrome. Isle of Man Airport (Ronaldsway) is currently the only certified aerodrome in the Island.

Private flights may use an uncertified aerodrome, subject to the owner’s consent.

Isle of Man requirements

CAA Publication CP12 sets out the requirements for licenced aerodromes in the Isle of Man, including:

  • Identifying relevant legislation and Isle of Man Civil Aviation Administration policy requirements for the operation of licensed aerodromes in the Isle of Man; and
  • clarifying the relationship to European Union aerodrome operation requirements and the respective roles of the Isle of Man Civil Aviation Administration and the UK Civil Aviation Authority.
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