History of Civil Aviation

About Civil Aviation Authority

The Afghanistan Civil Aviation Authority (ACAA) was recently established based on the newly approved Civil Aviation Law (CAL) as an independent authority to manage the Civil Aviation Activities in the country. The Civil Aviation Law was endorsed by Parliament in October 2012 and approved by H.E. President Hamid Karzai in December 2012, and following the presidential confirmation, it was published in the official gazette of the Ministry of Justice in January 2013. Currently, the ACAA is functioning under the ministry of transport approved structure.

The duties and responsibilities of the Afghanistan Civil Aviation Authority are:

  1. Development and implementation of policies related to the civil aviation
  2. Regulating and monitoring activities of the air transport agencies and service providers in accordance with the international aviation conventions to which Afghanistan has acceded.
  3. Regulating and monitoring activities of the air transport agencies and service providers in accordance with Afghanistan civil aviation law (CAL).
  4. Issuing the Air Operator Certificate (AOC) to the air transport operators in accordance to the provision of this law.
  5. Amending, renewing, suspending, and canceling the AOC in accordance with provisions contained in this law.
  6. Issuing the Operation specifications and Air worthiness certificates
  7. Signing Contracts and Memorandum of Understandings related to Civil Aviation with national and international organizations.
  8. Maintain relations and representation of the country with International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) and all other international civil aviation agencies.
  9. Conducting necessary measurements for the registration of Civil Aircraft.
  10. Prepare plan for regulating the affairs related to spending of development budget of the civil aviation services.
  11. Protecting the interest of the beneficiaries of the civil aviation services.
  12. Identifying the AOC holders who violate the terms contained in this law and their operation specification.
  13. Obliging the AOC holders to recompense the damages inflicted due to violation of terms contained in the operation specification.
  14. Leading and overseeing the Civil Aviation Training Institutes
  15. Reporting to the relevant competent authorities and Ministry of Transport.
    Performing other duties set forth in this law.
  16. The Afghanistan Civil Aviation Authority is also responsible for all airports of Afghanistan, its operations and development.