The Guyana Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) formerly the Civil Aviation Department in the Ministry of Public Works and Communications was established in March 2002 as a result of the Civil Aviation Act 2000 being approved by Parliament. The Minister of Transport and Hydraulics within the Ministry of Public Works and Communications has responsibility for the development of civil aviation and to ensure that it complies with international standards.
The main law governing the air transport sector is the Civil Aviation Act (2000) along with the following Regulations made under the Act:
Civil Aviation (Air Navigation) Regulations 2001
Air Transport (Licensing of Air Transport Services) Regulations 2001
The Civil Aviation (Security) Regulation 2004
Civil Aviation (Air Traffic Services and Rules of the Air) Regulations 2006