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International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO)

Overview

The Isle of Man is an ICAO compliant territory under the United Kingdom (UK) signatory to the Chicago Convention. 

The Isle of Man is a British Crown Dependency (CD). The UK Government is responsible for the international relations of the Island, including extending ratifications of international agreements to the Isle of Man as necessary. The UK ratification of the Chicago Convention covers the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, the UK’s Overseas Territories and the CDs. This is detailed in the State Safety Programme for the Isle of Man Chapter 1 para 1.3. 

The obligations of the UK and Isle of Man with respect to the Chicago Convention are detailed in a Memorandum of Understanding between the UK and Isle of Man Governments. The Isle of Man fulfils its UK and ICAO obligations by full participation in the ICAO Universal Safety Oversight Programme.

State Safety Programme

The Isle of Man State Safety Programme (SSP) details the Island’s management of civil aviation safety, as required by Annex 19 to the Convention on International Civil Aviation (the Chicago Convention). The SSP includes detail on the Isle of Man’s aviation:

  • regulatory system and legislative framework
  • safety responsibilities and accountabilities
  • safety policy
  • accident and incident investigation
  • enforcement policy
  • safety risk management, assurance and promotion
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