Retained Government Services

The Bermuda Airport Authority Act 2017 transferred responsibility for the delivery of air traffic control; communications, navigation and surveillance; meteorological services and airport rescue and firefighting services at the L.F. Wade International Airport to the Bermuda Airport Authority.


Collectively referred to as Retained Government Services, these activities were formerly the responsibility of the Government Department of Airport Operations which ceased operating when Bermuda Skyport Corporation Limited assumed the day-to-day operations of the airport. Retained Government Services are provided by vendors under contract with the Authority.


Air Traffic Control, Ground Electronics and the Bermuda Weather Service operate under contract with CI2 Aviation Bermuda Limited, and airport rescue and firefighting services are provided under an agreement with Bermuda Fire & Rescue Service. The Bermuda Airport Authority oversees the delivery of these services on behalf of the Government of Bermuda ensuring performance meets contractual agreement standards and relevant regulatory requirements.


In addition to ensuring that the Retained Government Services meet aviation safety and regulatory requirements, the Authority is responsible for ensuring efficient performance against contract deliverables. This is managed through the development and application of key performance indicators, the assessment of risk, proactive asset management and identification of cost reduction opportunities.


The Authority is also responsible for ensuring compliance with a longstanding Memorandum of Cooperation between Bermuda and the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). Established in 1995, the agreement facilitates mutual assistance between the U.S. and Bermuda regarding Bermuda operations and maintenance of FAA-loaned equipment used for communications, navigation and surveillance of air navigation services around and above Bermuda.