Laws and Regulations

As the governing body overseeing all aspects of aviation, the CAA is mandated to sets laws, regulations, and guidelines for the conduct of all aviation operations as well as ensuring compliance with international conventions, treaties, and standard.

Last Updated Date:18-07-2023

Air Navigation Technical Regulations (ANTR) - Volume 1

Regulations Description
Part 1 Definitions and abbreviations
Part 2
Flight Crew - Flight Engineer (ANTR-FLC4) - Reserved
Part 3 General Regulation
Part 4

Operations - Aeroplane (ANTR-OPS1)

Operations - Helicopter (ANTR-OPS3)

Flight Synthetic Training Devices - ANTR FSTD A (Aeroplane)

Flight Synthetic Training Devices - ANTR FSTD H (Helicopter)

Part 5

Airworthiness Regulations - General Regulations

ANTR 145 - Approved Maintenance Organisations

ANTR 147 - Approved Maintenance Training Organisations

ANTR M - Continuing Airworthiness

ANTR 21 – BCAA Acceptance Procedures for Certification of Aircraft and Related Products, Parts and Appliances

Part 6 Aircraft accident and incident investigation
  Revision status


Air Navigation Technical Regulations (ANTR) - Volume 2

Regulations Description
ANTR/VOL II-PART 17 Security
ANTR/VOL II-PART 18 Dangerous Goods
ANTR.VOL II-PART 9 Facilitation


Air Navigation Technical Regulations (ANTR) - Volume 3

Regulations Description
ANTR Vol III Part 3 Meteorological Services for Air Navigation
ANTR Vol III Part 4 Aeronautical Charts
ANTR Vol III Part 5 Units of Measurement to be Used in Air and Ground Operations
ANTR Vol III Part 10 Aeronautical Telecommunications - Communication Procedures
ANTR Vol III Part 11 Air Traffic Services
ANTR Vol III Part 12 Search and Rescue
ANTR Vol III Part 14-2


Application for the grant of a Helicopter Landing Area Certificate

ANTR Vol III Part 15 Aeronautical Information Services
ANTR Vol III Part 16 Environmental Protection
ANTR Vol III Part 19 Safety Management


Air Navigation Technical Regulations (ANTR) - Volume 4

Regulations Description
ANTR IV Part 14 Aerodromes


Other Regulations

Regulations Description
Civil Aviation Regulations/Orders

These Regulations/Orders underpin the requirements for certification of various aviation-related activities within the Kingdom: 

CAR001 Aerodrome Standard & Certification Regulations 

CAR002 Aviation Security Service Provider Regulations

CAR003 Air Navigation Service Provider Certification and Standards Regulations  

CAR004 Helicopter Landing Area Stands and Certification Regulations

CAR005 Meteorological Service Provider Certification Regulations 

CAR007 Communication, Navigation and Surveillance Service Provider Certification Regulations

CAR008 Air Traffic Control Approved Training Organization Certification

State Safety Program (SSP) The SSP is a nation-wide program that underpins the management of aviation safety and continues to seek improvements in safety performance. It describes the current safety performance of the Bahraini aviation system and outlines the specific strategies and actions the CAA will be taking to achieve a continuous improvement in aviation safety. This SSP has been developed using the ICAO SSP framework within Annex 19 and guidance material, including the ICAO SSP gap analysis document to create an Implementation Plan. It has been adopted as a matter of policy by H.E. the Minister of Transportation and Telecommunications since 2015.
Aerodrome Standards and Certification Regulations Specifies the criteria applied by the Certification Authority on any organisation desiring to operate an aerodrome in the Kingdom of Bahrain serving international civil aviation and for which an aerodrome certificate is required.
Aerodrome Certification Manual Provides guidance to CAA staff engaged in Certification of Aerodromes and the enforcement of the Aerodrome Standards and Certification Regulations.
General Regulations and Requirements Provides a list of pre-requisites and information required from aircraft operators landing or flying over/into Bahrain's air space territory.
Scheduled Flights Regulations Provides a list of pre-requisites required for the operation of regular international flights scheduled into Bahrain by foreign airlines.
Aeronautical Charge and Exemptions Includes charging fees and exemptions for landing, parking, en-route, and freight operations.
Visual Aids for Denoting Obstacles A guideline with recommendations on how to mark/light objects and structures.
Prohibited Items List of Prohibited Articles for Passengers

Civil Aviation Publication (CAP)

A comprehensive publication that provides guidance material and policies for the safe conduct of aircraft operations.

Number Description
  Revision Status
CAP 01 Air Operator Certification
CAP 02 Dangerous Goods
CAP 03 Maintenance Certification
CAP 04 Extended Diversion Time Operations (EDTO)
CAP 05 Incident and Occurrence Reporting
CAP 06 Leasing and Charter Arrangements
CAP 07 Electronic Flight Bag
CAP 08 Reserved
CAP 09 Personnel Licensing
CAP 10 Examiners

CAP 11
Vol 1
Vol 2 
Vol 3

VOL. 1: PBN Technology
VOL. 2: PBN Operational Approval
VOL. 3: PBN Specification Job Aids
CAP 12 Exemptions
CAP 13 Approval of Continuing Airworthiness Management Organisation (CAMO)
CAP 14 Approval of Aircraft Maintenance Organisation (AMO)
CAP 15 Approval of ANTR 147 Organisations
CAP 16 Registration of Aircraft
CAP 17 Voluntary Reporting Programme
CAP 18 Schedule of Charges Aeronautical Licensing Directorate
CAP 19 Prevention of Substance Abuse
CAP 20 Advanced Qualification Programme
CAP 21 Examinations
CAP 22 Authorised Medical Examiner
CAP 23 Flight Synthetic Training Devices
CAP 24 Cabin Crew
CAP 25 Maintenance Programmes
CAP 26 Flight Dispatcher
CAP 29 Permit to Fly
CAP 30 Modifications and Repairs
CAP 31 Aircraft Parts Authenticity
CAP 32 MEL Policy and Procedures Manual
CAP 33 Heads-Up Displays (HUD), Enhanced Vision Systems (EVS) and Synthetic Vision Systems (SVS)
CAP 34

Fatigue Management for Flight Crew

Fatigue Risk Management System Process Guide

Handbook - Fatigue Risk Management System

CAP 100 Guidance for Instrument Flight Procedure Designer Approval
CAP 101 Criteria and Associated Guidelines Regulating Use of Pavements by Aircraft With An ACN Higher than the Reported PCN.
CAP 102 Calculation of Declared Distances
CAP 103 Friction Testing and Maintenance of Paved Runway Surfaces
CAP 104 Aeronautical Studies & Safety Risk Assessment
CAP 105 Guidance Material for Ensuring Aerodrome Operators take corrective action with any internal or external agency to shield non-aeronautical ground lights or a Laser emitter near the aerodrome which may endanger the safety of aircraft
CAP 106 Guidance on Frangibility Requirements on Installations in Aerodrome Operational Areas
CAP 107 Aerodrome Inspection Programme and Condition Reporting
CAP 108 Human factors Principle for Aerodrome Emergency Plan
CAP 109 GUIDANCE for Air Traffic Control Approved Training Organization APPROVAL
CAP110 Standards for Marking and Lighting of Obstacles Outside Aerodrome / Heliport
CAP111 Guidance Material on GRF for Aerodrome Operators
CAP112 Submission of Aircraft Operator Security Programme - Foreign Airlines


Operation Instructions and Directives

Document Description
Operation Instruction 01/15

Notification of Accident and Incident  Procedure

Dispensation Directive to Deviate from Regulations 

Operation Instruction 03/16 Prohibition on use/carriage of Samsung Galaxy Note 7 mobile phone on Gulf Air aircraft 
Operation Instruction 04/16 Prohibition on use/carriage of Samsung Galaxy Not
Operational Instruction 01/17 Carriage and Use of Transponders by Vehicles at BIA
Aviation Security Directive 02- July 2017 Access Control of Airside vehicles 
Aviation Security Directive 03-7/2017 CCTV Feeds
Aviation Security Directive (05) Information Control
Aviation Safety & Security Directive 1/17 Operation of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV)
Aviation Safety & Security Directive 2/17 Oversight of Service Provider
Operation Instruction 03/17 Stakeholder Review of Information Published Via MTT Website
Safety Directive 6/2020  New Radio Communication System at Bahrain International Airport
ASSD/SEC/AC/01/2022 AVSEC Directive No. 1
ASSD/SEC/AC/02/2022 Security Programme Submission as per BCAA CAP112: Foreign Aircraft Operator 


Aeronautical Circulars

Document Description

Circulars Archive


2015 Circulars 
2016 Circulars
2017 Circulars
2018 Circulars
2019 Circulars
2020 Circulars
2021 Circulars
2022 Circulars


Air Navigation Technical Regulations Amendments (ANTR PART II-Licensing Regulations)

Notice of Proposed Amendment – NPA 01-23



Air Navigation Technical Regulations Amendments (ANTR PART V -General Airworthiness Regulations)

Notice of Proposed Amendment – NPA 02-23


AC/ALD·LIC/01/2023 Review of AMLs Issued Under Conversion Provisions – AMLs Issued by Netherlands Civil Aviation Authority and Action Thereof
AC/ALD·OPS/01/2023 Advisory for Flight Prohibition Over Republic of Sudan 
Document Description
Policies Just Culture Policy
Aviation Safety Policy
Civil Aviation Policy
Dispensation Application

Applications for Dispensation to deviate from Regulations shall only be received via submission of the form available from the link in this section.

19 ASSD-OF-19-AANR Dispensation Request

ASD-BP-3.1.4  Issue 1 - Rev .0 - Dispensation Request Process- 15-03-2016 (4) uncontolled

OI 03-16 dispensation


Submission of Mandatory Reports is possible via the following 

Submission of Voluntary Reports on any aviation related safety or security matter is possible via the following links (anonymously if required) 

- Q-Pulse Web (With Login):

- Q-Pulse Reporting (No Login):

Aeronautical Charge and Exemptions Includes charging fees and exemptions for landing, parking, en-route, and freight operations.
BCAA Enforcement Manual
Doc. No. BCAA-EM-01
Policy and procedure in regards to enforcement measure as and when required.

Last Updated Date:18-07-2023

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