In order to carry passengers, cargo or mail for payment, air operators based in the Turks and Caicos Islands must hold an Operating Licence granted in which they have their principal place of business. For TCI airlines, licensing is undertaken by the TCICAA. In order to qualify for an Operating Licence, an operator must meet a number of requirements, including those in respect of its safety and insurance arrangements and its nationality of control; for operators of larger aircraft with 20 or more seats, there are also financial criteria to be met. The following pages include information about the different types of Operating Licence and the criteria for grant of these. The legal framework for licensing is contained in a number of separate pieces of legislation, regulations and other sources. This website contains links to those that are available online and gives some general guidance about their effect. It also includes a list of current Operating Licence and Air Transport Licence holders, details of Route Licences held and details of recent Route Licence Decisions taken by the TCICAA. The TCICAA will be pleased to answer any general queries you may have about the legal framework and its own publications.