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.
Category 1T&T's status for aviation safety oversight in compliance with ICAO standards
750,000 sq miThe Piarco flight information region is one of the largest air spaces in the Caribbean
6/7Safety rating for Caribbean Airlines
1/29The Aviation Training Centre is 1 of only 29 ASTCs worldwide.
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.
Businesses operating within the Aviation Industry fall under categories namely Airlines, Air Ambulance, Aircraft Charter, Government and Air Cargo.
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.
Local & Regional DemandTrinidad 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.
InfrastructureThe 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.
IncentivesQulified investments can benefit from applicable tourism development and business incentives.
Low Business CostsThe cost of available technical skills at international standard is one third of the labour costs for the same skills in developed markets.
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.Learn More
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.Learn More