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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.

Regulations Description
Air Navigation Technical Regulations (ANTR)

Third Edition - Revision 02 Dated 01 September 2015

ANTR OPS 1 - Commercial and Private Air Transportation (Aeroplanes)

ANTR OPS 3 - Commercial and Private Air Transportation (Helicopter)

Volume 1 Flight Safety

A full regulations handbook that includes regulations on licensing, operations, airworthiness, aircraft accident/incident investigation, and instructions on transportation requirements of dangerous goods.


Part 1 - Definitions and abbreviations

Part 2 - Licensing regulations

General Regulations - ANTR Part II

Medical - Flight Crew (ANTR-FCL3)

Flight Crew - Aeroplane (ANTR-FCL1)

Flight Crew - Helicopter (ANTR-FCL2)

Flight Crew - Flight Engineer (ANTR-FCL4)

Flight Crew - Powered Lift

Flight Crew - Free Balloon

Flight Crew - Airship

Aircraft Maintenance Engineer (ANTR 66)

Flight Dispatcher 

Part 3 - General regulation

Part 4 - Operational regulations

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 - Certification of Aircraft and Related Products, Parts, and Applicances and of Design and Production Organisations

Part 6 - Aircraft accident and incident investigation

Part 7 - Dangerous goods regulations

Revision status

Civil Aviation Publication (CAP)

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



Revision Status and List of Effective Pages

CAP 01 - Air Operator Certification

CAP 02 - Dangerous Goods

CAP 03 - Maintenance Certification


CAP 05 - Occurrence Reporting

CAP 06 - Leasing and Charter Arrangements

CAP 07 - Electronic Flight Bag

CAP 09 - Personnel Licensing

CAP 10 - Designated Examiner

CAP 11 - Area Navigation (RNAV)





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

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  

CAR005 Meteorological Service Provider Certification Regulations 

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.
Operation Instruction and Directives

Operation of the Backup Runway

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 Note

Aeronautical Circulars

AC/GEN/03/2015 CAR003 Initial Issue 

AC/GEN/04/2015 CAR001 Amendment 

AC/GEN/01/2016 Creation of Air Navigation Technical Regulation Volume II Part 18 

AC/GEN/02/2016 Creation of Civil Aviation Regulation 004, Helicopter Landing Area Standards and Certification Regulations 
- CAR004
- Aeronautical Circular 002-2016 - CAR 004

AC/GEN/03/2016 Amendment of Air Navigation Technical Regulation Volume III Part 19 

AC/GEN/04/2016 Creation of Civil Aviation Regulation 006, Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Regulations 

AC/GEN/05/2016 Amendment of Civil Aviation Publication 08 Safety Management
-AC-GEN-05-2016 - Amendment of CAP 08
-ANTR Vol III PART 19 Safety - Version 2
- CAP08 Revision

AC/GEN/06/2016 Creation of Air Navigation Technical Regulation Volume II Part 17 Security 
- AC-GEN-06-2016 - ANTR Vol II Part 17 - Security

AC/GEN/07/2016 - Aeronautical Circular for Redrafting of Civil Aviation Regulation 006, Unmanned Vehicle Regulations

Civil Aviation Regulation 006 - Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Regulation

Aeronautical Circular AC/ALD-OPS/01/2016 - Prohibition on Operations into Baghdad Flight Information Region

Aeronautical Circular AC/ALD-GEN/03/2016 - Air Navigation Technical Regulations Amendement (ANTR Vol 1 - Flight Safety Part III Revision 1 dated 31 August 2016)
AC/ALD-ASR/01/2016 - Aeronautical Circular on Fire Hazards Associated with Samsung Galaxy Note 7 Devices

AC-ALD-ASR-01R-2016 – Safety Precautions Regarding the Transport by Air of Damaged, Defective or Recalled Lithium Batteries

AC/ALD-GEN/04/2016  -  Air Navigation Technical Regulation Amendment (ANTR Volume 1 -  Flight Safety)

AC/ALD.GEN/05/2016 - Air Navigation Technical Regulations (ANTR) Amendment – Parts I & II NPA

Aeronautical Circular – AC/ALD.GEN/06/2016: Air Navigation Technical Regulations (ANTR) Amendment (Part IV OPS 1 Subpart K - NPA)

AC/ALD.GEN/07/2016: Air Navigation Technical Regulations Amendments – Parts I & IV-OPS1e 7 mobile phone within Bahrain International Airport (BIA) or on board aircraft.  

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 ASD-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) 

With password: 

to report incident : 

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.
Airlines not permitted to fly to Bahrain International Airport Provides a list of airlines not permitted to fly to BIA  
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 A comprehensive list of all the items that can/cannot be taken on board a flight.


  • 8,603Total Aircraft Movement, Oct 2016
  • 664,356Total Passengers, February 2016
  • 18,074Total Cargo and Mail, February 2016
  • 28,000Daily average ridership, January 2016
  • 5,318,824Total Passengers, January 2016
  • 1,291,216Total General Cargo, 2015
  • 424,602Total Container Throughput, 2015
  • 65Total Vessels, Oct 2016