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.