Aviation Services

Aviation Services

Trinidad and Tobago has a vibrant and well-established Aviation Services Sector. The country serves as an aviation centre for the wider region with significant experience in airport administration, air traffic management, aircraft inspection, training and air navigation services.

 

Facts About Industry

  • Category 1

    T&T's status for aviation safety oversight in compliance with ICAO standards
  • 750,000 sq mi

    The Piarco flight information region is one of the largest air spaces in the Caribbean
  • 6/7

    Safety rating for Caribbean Airlines
  • 1/29

    The Aviation Training Centre is 1 of only 29 ASTCs worldwide.

Key Players

The Airports Authority of Trinidad and Tobago is the major employer in the local industry, with the majority of workers in airport administration and security.

The Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) regulates and administers a safe, civil aviation system to ensure that Trinidad and Tobago properly discharges its obligations under international civil aviation agreements and treaties, in particular, the Chicago Convention

The National Helicopter Services Limited provides oil and gas offshore flights, VIP flights, aerial surveys and photography, and medevac services.

Key Activities

Businesses operating within the Aviation Industry fall under categories namely Airlines, Air Ambulance, Aircraft Charter, Government and Air Cargo.

Airports

  • Piarco International Airport, Trinidad
  • A.N.R. Robinson International Airport, Tobago
  • Camden Airfield in Central Trinidad

Aviation Services

  • Private and commercial fixed-wing services include private transfers, cargo transfers, commercial airlines, aerial advertising and crop spraying.
     
  • Helicopter services include anti-crime services, private transfers, air ambulances and offshore services.

Training

The Civil Aviation Training Centre, operated by the CAA, provides qualified, skilled workers in the areas of Air Navigation, Aviation Security, Aviation Management and Commercial and Private flying. It is an ICAO/Trainair Plus Member and an authorized training centre for IATA. It is also affiliated with the Civil Aviation Academy in Singapore and delivers programs for the University of Southern California.

The University of Trinidad and Tobago has completed the majority of the construction of an Aviation Campus at Camden Airfield. This will provide aircraft maintenance and engineering training with management components.

The Aviation Training Centre (ATCEN), a subsidiary of the Airports Authority of Trinidad and Tobago, has entered into an agreement with the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), an arm of the United Nations, to have a Regional Aviation Security Training Centre (ASTC) to serve and provide Aviation Security training to promote the global application and development of States within the North American, Caribbean and Central American Region.

 

Why T&T for Aviation Services

  • Local & Regional Demand

    Trinidad and Tobago has a vibrant offshore industry due to the presence of oil and gas companies. This increases the demand for helicopter services and for the export of aviation services to regional markets such as Suriname, Guyana, Barbados and Jamaica.
  • Infrastructure

    The Piarco AeroPark provides a lucrative opportunity for companies requiring the logistical advantage of having a facility at the aerodrome where they can conduct cargo handling, warehousing, terminal activities, distribution and administration.
  • Incentives

    Qulified investments can benefit from applicable tourism development and business incentives.
  • Low Business Costs

    The cost of available technical skills at international standard is one third of the labour costs for the same skills in developed markets.

Investment Opportunities

Maintenance Repair & Overhaul (MRO) Facility for ATR Turboprop Aircraft

The opportunity exists for the establishment of a Maintenance Repair and Overhaul (MRO) facility at the Camden Airfield on the island of Trinidad, for the performance of A checks, B checks, and C checks on ATR turbo prop aircraft.

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Piarco AeroPark

Located at the Piarco International Airport, this AeroPark is the first of its kind in the Caribbean. It will attract companies eager to benefit from the logistics advantage of being located at the airport.

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