The Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC; simplified Chinese: 中国民用航空局; traditional Chinese: 中國民用航空局), formerly the General Administration of Civil Aviation of China (simplified Chinese: 中国民用航空总局; traditional Chinese: 中國民用航空總局), is the aviation authority under the Ministry of Transport of the People’s Republic of China. It oversees civil aviation and investigates aviation accidents and incidents. As the aviation authority responsible for China, it concluded civil aviation agreements with other aviation authorities, including those of the Special Administrative Regions of the People’s Republic of China which are categorized as “special domestic”. The agency is headquartered in Dongcheng District, Beijing.
The CAAC does not share the responsibility of managing China’s airspace with the Central Military Commission under the regulations in the Civil Aviation Law of the People’s Republic of China (中华人民共和国民用航空法, Zhōnghuá Rénmín Gònghéguó Mínyòng Hángkōng Fǎ). Being subordinate to military traffic, non-commercial civil aviation is rather restricted. General and private aviation in mainland China is relatively rare compared to developed countries.
The Civil Aeronautics Administration, Ministry of Transportation and Communication (CAA; Chinese: 交通部民用航空局;pinyin: Jiāotōng Bù Mínyòng Hángkōng Jú) is a government agency of the Republic of China. It is a division of the Ministry of Transportation and Communications under the Executive Yuan and responsible for the regulation of all civil aviation activities in the ROC. CAA operates the passenger terminals in 18 airports, of which 9 airports are owned by CAA, with the rest owned by the ROC military.
The Civil Aviation Administration of Vietnam (Vietnamese: Cục Hàng không Dân dụng Việt Nam) (CAAV) is the aviation authority under the Ministry of Transport of Vietnam. It handles and regulates civil aviation in Vietnam. Among its functions are: the formulation of plans and programs to develop civil aviation; the development of legal drafts, regulations and standards relating to civil aviation; information dissemination and education on aviation law; aviation safety and security; airport, aircraft and flight management; environmental protection; search and rescue and flood prevention; ratifying air fares proposed by airlines operating in Vietnam; research and development; handling complaints and/or violations of aviation law; administrative reform; and financial and personnel affairs.
As of 2001, CAAV managed 19 airports throughout Vietnam, focusing on three main international airports: Tan Son Nhat Airport, Noi Bai Airport, and Da Nang Airport. The agency has its headquarters at Gia Lam Airport, Hanoi, and also has offices in Ho Chi Minh City.
The agency was founded as Vietnam Civil Aviation in January 1956 by the Vietnam People’s Air Force (Ministry of Defense), upon the issuance of Decision No.666/TTG of the Vietnamese government. It was originally tasked with state management, national defense, and commercialization of air transportation. The aviation sector expanded greatly during its formative years, expanding from a few aircraft in what was then North Vietnam to eventually include a fleet of over 50 aircraft (including both Soviet- and American-made craft) in a unified Vietnam after 1976. Infrastructure was improved during this time, as airports country-wide were equipped with better facilities and materials for flight management and operations. CAAV grew to serve around 250,000 passengers a year, both domestically and on international routes to China, Laos, Cambodia and Thailand.
A dramatic decrease in foreign aid in the early 1980s led to a crisis for the CAAV, which found itself unable to replace aging aircraft at a time when the demand for air transportation was rising. At the same time, it became apparent that years of focusing on military functions had led to a decrease in efficiency, both economically and personnel-wise. In response, the CAAV underwent a renovation in its organizational structure and culture, refocusing itself on equipment repair and maintenance, and establishing two main tasks for the civil aviation sector: air transportation and air services. To reflect its new structure, national flag carrier Vietnam Airlines was established by government decree in 1989 (Decision No.225/CT). In February 1990, the CAAV was transferred out of the Ministry of Defence to the Ministry of Transport, Post and Communications. Vietnam Airlines completed its restructuring programme and formally split from the Civil Aviation Administration to become a state enterprise in 1993. All the same, for the next few years, the new airline continued to be known as Civil Aviation Administration of Vietnam. In 1996, Vietnam Airlines was officially incorporated with a number of aviation-related businesses into the present Vietnam Airlines Corporation. The early 1990s were a time of notable growth in the civil aviation sector of Vietnam—the sector expanded by 31% in 1995 alone. In the following years, however, the 1997 Asian financial crisis brought a downturn in growth, and further challenges to the sector.
The Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) is the statutory corporation which oversees and regulates all aspects of civil aviation in the United Kingdom. The CAA head office is located in the CAA House on Kingsway in Holborn, London Borough of Camden. The CAA Safety Regulation Group is in the Aviation House in Gatwick Airport in Crawley, England.
The CAA directly or indirectly regulates all aspects of aviation in the UK. In some aspects of aviation it is the primary regulator, in other areas, where the responsibility for regulation has passed to the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA), the CAA acts as EASA’s local office, implementing the regulations. Representatives from the CAA sit on EASA’s advisory bodies, taking part in the Europe-wide regulation process.
The UK Government requires that the CAA’s costs are met entirely from its charges on those whom it regulates. Unlike many other countries, there is no direct Government funding of the CAA’s work. It is classed as a public corporation, established by statute, in the public sector. The connection it has with the government is via the Machinery of Government and Standards Group of the Cabinet Office.
Civil Aviation Authority of Macau SAR (CAA, traditional Chinese: 澳門特別行政區民航局; simplified Chinese: 澳门特别行政区民航局; Mandarin Pinyin: Àomén Tèbié Xíngzhèngqū Mínhángjú; Jyutping: Ou3mun4*2 Dak6bit6 Hang4zing3 Keoi1 man4 hong4 guk6, Portuguese: Autoridade de Aviação Civil da Região Administrativa Especial de Macau, AACM) is the Civil Aviation Authority in Macau and responsible for controlling and regulating air traffic an airspace within Macau.
Its head office is on the 18th floor of the Cheng Feng Commercial Centre (traditional Chinese: 誠豐商業中心; simplified Chinese: 诚丰商业中心; Mandarin Pinyin: Chéng Fēng Shāngyèzhōngxīn; Jyutping: sing4 fung1 soeng1 jip6 zung1 sam1, Portuguese: Centro Comercial Cheng Feng). As of 2013 Simon Chan Weng Hong (traditional Chinese: 陳穎雄; simplified Chinese: 陈颖雄; Mandarin Pinyin: Chén Yǐngxióng; Jyutping: can4 wing6 hung4) is the president of the CAA.
The CAAM (or AACM) is a department of the Secretariat for Transport and Public Works (Macau). It was formally created in 1991 to replace the Macau International Airport Office (O Gabinete do Aeroporto Internacional de Macau) created in 1987. Some of the roles of the Airport Office was taken over by the CAM-Macau International Airport Company Limited.
The AACM is headed by the President, who reports to the General Committee (as a member) and the Administrative Committee (as the head).
Like Hong Kong, the CAAM is an independent authority from the Civil Aviation Administration of China. The CAAM controls the airspace within Macau.
The Civil Aviation Authority of the Fiji Islands (CAAFI) is the Aviation Authority in the Republic of the Fiji Islands and is responsible for discharging functions on behalf of the Government of Fiji under the States responsibility to the Convention on International Civil Aviation, also known as the Chicago Convention on International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO). CAAFI regulates the activities of airport operators, air traffic control and air navigation service providers, airline operators, pilots and air traffic controllers, aircraft engineers, technicians, airports, airline contracting organisations and international air cargo operators inFiji.
The agency’s head office is at Nadi Airport in Nadi.
The Civil Aviation Authority of Mongolia (CAA, Mongolian: Иргэний нисэхийн ерөнхий газар) is the civil aviation agency of Mongolia. Its head office is in Ulaanbaatar.
Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal (CAAN, Nepali: नेपाल नागरिक उड्डयन प्राधिकरण) is the civil aviation authority of Nepal. Its head office is in Kathmandu.
The CAAN began in 1957 as an agency under what was the Ministry of Work, Communications and Transport. On 31 December 1998, as a result of the Civil Aviation Act of 1996, the CAAN was established as an independent regulatory body.it is the board which issues new pilot licenses, renew licenses and convert the licenses through various tests.
The Aircraft Accident & Incident Investigation Division investigates aircraft accidents and incidents.
The Civil Aviation Authority of New Zealand (CAA) (Māori: Te Mana Rererangi Tūmatanui o Aotearoa) is the government agency tasked with establishing civil aviation safety and security standards in New Zealand. The CAA also monitors adherence to those standards and is responsible for enforcement proceedings. The authority carries out aviation accident and incident investigations in conjunction with the Transport Accident Investigation Commission (TAIC). CAA is also responsible for managing civilian pilot, aerodrome and aircraft licensing in New Zealand. The CAA has its headquarters in the Asteron Centre in Featherston Street, Wellington.
The Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) of Papua New Guinea is the government statutory authority responsible for the regulation of civil aviation.
Formed 6 January 2010 Preceding agency Civil Aviation Authority Department of Civil Aviation Jurisdiction Papua New Guinea Civil Aviation Headquarters 6 Mile, Port Moresby, NCD
Agency executive Wilson Sagati, CEO Parent agency Department of Transport and Infrastructure Website Official website.
The Civil Aviation Authority of Sri Lanka is the civil aviation authority of Sri Lanka. Its head office is in Colombo.
The Aircraft Accident Investigation Unit investigates aircraft accidents and incidents in Sri Lanka.
The Civil Aviation Department (Chinese: 民航處, Cantonese: man4 hong4 cyu3, Mandarin: Mínháng Chù) is the Civil aviation authority of Hong Kong, headquartered on the 46th floor of the Queensway Government Offices. The department is responsible for providing air traffic control services to all aircraft operating within the Hong Kong Flight Information Region. It reports to theTransport and Housing Bureau of the Hong Kong Government. The current Director-General of Civil Aviation is Norman Lo.
The CAD was also responsible for managing the former Hong Kong International Airport at Kai Tak, until it was retired and replaced by the new Hong Kong International Airport managed by the Airport Authority.
The Accident Investigation Division of the CAD investigates aviation accidents and incidents.
During British rule, CAD was not a sub-unit of the Civil Aviation Authority (United Kingdom). Since 1997, CAD maintains independence from the Civil Aviation Administration of China.
The Civil Aviation Office of the Republic of Poland (Polish: Urząd Lotnictwa Cywilnego, abbreviated as ULC or CAO), as a civil aviation authority, is an agency of the Polish government under the Ministry of Infrastructure responsible for implementing policies on civil aviation to assure safe, economic and efficient air travel. The Civil Aviation Office is responsible for providing and maintaining safe and efficient aviation services to, from and within Poland. The current president of the CAO, Grzegorz Kruszyński, performs functions of aviation administration and aviation supervision authority in the following areas among others:
- compliance with legal provisions relating to the civil aviation & commercial aviation,
- operation of aircraft & certification of entities conducting activity in civil aviation,
- airworthiness of aeronautical equipment & the competency of the flight personnel,
- registers of: aircraft, aerodromes, aviation ground facilities, flight personnel, & landing areas,
- co-operation with the authorities to which the state aviation is subordinated & with other organisational units in air traffic management & in ensuring air traffic safety & services,
- co-operation with the aviation administration & supervision authorities of foreign states, local government authorities in matters related to civil aviation, ICAO & other international civil aviation organisations,
- flight safety in civil aviation, including the examination & evaluation of safety levels in civil aviation,
- application of civil aviation regulations,
- approving the boundaries of manoeuvring area of the aerodrome,
- international agreements – preparation & negotiations, legislative acts in civil aviation
- National Civil Aviation Security Programme & National Civil Aviation Facilitation Programme -designing & direct supervision over its implementation,
- aerodrome security protection programs & security protection programs provided by entities conducting commercial activities in civil aviation & supervising implementation of such programs,
- organisation of aviation medical examination services,
- co-ordination of local town & country plans in municipalities where a new aerodrome location is projected or an existing aerodrome & ground aviation facilities are to be modernised.
- protect a passengers’ right
The CAO President may authorise other authorities or specialised organisational units or persons having the relevant licences or certificates of competency entitling holder to exercise the privilege to perform certain supervision or control operations. (art. 22 par 3 of the Aviation Act adopted on July 3rd 2002 & published on August 16th 2002 (Journal of Laws No 130 pos. 1112)
The Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) is the Australian national aviation authority (NAA), the government statutory authority responsible for the regulation of civil aviation.
Established on 6 July 1995 when the air safety functions of the former Civil Aviation Authority of Australia were separated from its other regulatory function of air traffic control (which went to Airservices Australia).
CASA licences pilots, ground crew, aircraft and airfield operators; and is responsible for enforcing safety requirements under the Commonwealth Civil Aviation Act 1988 and the Air Navigation Act 1920. Although a corporate body distinct from the Australian Government, CASA is responsible to the Federal Minister for Infrastructure and Transport.
CASA was established, and its functions are defined, by the Civil Aviation Act 1988. Those functions include conducting the safety regulation of:
- civil air operations in Australian territory
- operation of Australian aircraft outside Australian territory
- developing and promulgating appropriate, clear and concise aviation safety standards
- developing effective enforcement strategies to secure compliance with aviation safety standards
- administering drug and alcohol management plans and testing
- issuing certificates, licences, registrations and permits
- conducting comprehensive aviation industry surveillance
- conducting regular reviews of the system of civil aviation safety in order to monitor the safety performance of the aviation industry
- conducting regular assessment of international safety developments
CASA must regard the safety of air navigation as the most important consideration.
Civil Aviation Affairs (Arabic: شئون الطيران المدني) is the national aviation authority of the Kingdom of Bahrain. As a subsidiary of the Ministry of Transportation, it is responsible for all air transportation activities within the country. As of 2011, Captain Abdul Rahman Mohammed Al Gaoud (Arabic: عبدالرحمن محمد القعود) is the under secretary of the CAA.
The Civil Aviation Affairs is divided into seven directorates:
- Air Navigation Directorate − Responsible for provision of air navigation services to airspace users.
- Aeronautical Licensing Directorate − Responsible for enforcing the rules and regulations as stated in the Convention on International Civil Aviation.
- Air Transport Directorate − Responsible for bilateral agreements and international affairs.
- Marketing and Promotions Directorate − Responsible for business activities.
- Human and Financial Resources Directorate − Responsible for financial and manpower affairs.
- Directorate of Corporate Planning, Quality Assurance and Safety − Responsible for developing a corporate strategy and ensuring safety standards.
- Bahrain Meteorological Service – Provides meteorlogical data for the Civil Aviation Affairs and other governmental bodies.
The Directorate General for Civil Aviation (French: Direction générale de l’aviation civile, DGAC) is the French civil aviation authority. It is headquartered in15th arrondissement of Paris of Paris, 50, rue Henry-Farman. It is subordinate to the Ministry of Ecology, Sustainable Development and Energy.
The DGAC levys a civil aviation tax on several flights operating from France.
The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) is the Indian governmental regulatory body for civil aviation under the Ministry of Civil Aviation. This directorate investigates aviation accidents and incidents. It is headquartered along Sri Aurobindo Marg, opposite Safdarjung Airport, in New Delhi. The Government of India is planning to replace the organisation with a Civil Aviation Authority (CAA), modelled on the lines of the American Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).
The organisation is classified and divided into the following:
- Administration Directorate.
- Aerodrome Standards Directorate.
- Air Safety Directorate.
- Air Transport Directorate.
- Airworthiness Directorate.
- Flight Standard Directorate.
- Information & Regulation Directorate.
- Aircraft Engineering Directorate.
- Directorate Of Flight Crew Licensing.
- Training Section.
- F.G. Section.
- Medical Section.
DGCA has fourteen Regional Airworthiness Offices (RAO) at Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Kolkata, Bangalore, Hyderabad, Cochin, Bhopal, Lucknow, Patna, Bhubaneshwar, Kanpur, Guwahati and Patiala. It has also five Regional Air Safety offices located at Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Kolkata and Hyderabad. It has a Regional Research and Development Office located at Bangalore and a Gliding Centre at Pune.
The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (Direktorat Jenderal Perhubungan Udara) is a Directorate General under the auspicies of the Ministry of Transportation of the Republic of Indonesia, which oversees the administration of civil aviation throughout the nation of Indonesia. The office of the Directorate General of Civil Aviation oversees all government regulations pertaining to civil aviation and the Aviation Act (Undang Undang Nomor 1 Tahun 2009 Tentang Penerbangan). Its head office is in Jakarta.
Ministry of Transportation
- The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (Direktorat Jenderal Perhubungan Udara)
- Secretariate of the Directorate General of Civil Aviation
- Directorate of Air Transport
- Directorate of Airports
- Directorate of Aviation Security
- Directorate of Air Navigation
- Directorate of Airworthiness and Operation
- Fulfilling standard of safety, security and service to the aviation industry
- Providing infrastructure and a reliable, optimum and integrated air transportation network
- Facilitation of a competitive and sustainable aviation service business
- To provide effective and efficient organisational support, manage the available resources of the agency and deliver comprehensive regulation and enforcement[