Pakistan Civil Aviation Authority

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Pakistan Civil Aviation Authority (PCAA)
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Pakistan Civil Aviation Authority
Agency overview
Formed 7th December, 1982
Jurisdiction Government of Pakistan
Headquarters Terminal 1
Jinnah International Airport
Annual budget 27 billion PKR (as of 2012)[1]
Agency executive Mr. Muhammad Ali Gardezi (Secretary Aviation / Chairman PCAA Board)
Parent agency Aviation Division,
Cabinet Secretariat,
Government of Pakistan
The headquarters of the Civil Aviation Authority is located at Pakistan's largest airport, Jinnah International Airport
Airports in Pakistan

Pakistan Civil Aviation Authority (Urdu: پاکستان سول ایوی ایشن اتھارٹی‎)[2] is a regulatory authority, which oversees and regulates all aspects of civil aviation in Pakistan. Nearly all civilian airports in Pakistan are owned and operated by the PCAA. PCAA's head office is situated in Terminal-1 of Jinnah International Airport in Karachi.[3]

PCAA is a member of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO).

Air Traffic[edit]

Pakistan's Airspace is divided into two Flight Information Regions (FIRs).[4]

  • Karachi FIR
  • Lahore FIR

Air Crash Investigations[edit]

PCAA safety investigation board held two air crash investigations. [5]


According to Service Performance Survey (SPS), a recent survey conducted by Singapore Airlines, the Allama Iqbal International Airport Lahore is ranked the world’s leading airport in terms of service performance out of 18 airports from around the world, including Dubai Airport, Cape Town Airport, Mumbai Airport and Campbell Town Airport UK for its good terminal services and effective management.

Major traffic flows by airport[edit]


Civil Aviation Training Institute (CATI), Hyderabad works under Civil Aviation Authority. CATI is accredited by International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) and is member of ICAO TRAINAIR programme.[6]

Civil Aviation Training Institute (CATI) provides training in the disciplines of :

  • Air Traffic Services
  • Electronics Engineering
  • Communication Operations
  • Aviation Management & Administration
  • Rescue and Fire Fighting Services
  • Electromechanical Engineering

The institute was established in 1982 to fulfill training requirement of Pakistan Civil Aviation Authority and that of the fellow countries of the region.[7]

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