State Civil Aviation Administration (Azerbaijan)

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State Civil Aviation Administration of the Republic of Azerbaijan
Azərbaycan Respublikasının Dövlət Mülki Aviasiya Administrasiyası
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Coat of Arms of Azerbaijan
Agency overview
Formed December 29, 2006
Headquarters 11 Azadlyg Avenue, Baku, Republic of Azerbaijan AZ1044[1]
Agency executive ,
Director of State Civil Aviation Administration
Child agencies Office of the Higher Attestation Commission
Commission for Certification and Licensing of Subjects of Civil Aviation
Website www.caa.gov.az

The State Civil Aviation Administration of the Republic of Azerbaijan (Azerbaijani: Azərbaycan Respublikasının Dövlət Mülki Aviasiya Administrasiyası) is a governmental agency within the Cabinet of Azerbaijan in charge of regulating activities in the sphere of civil aviation in Republic of Azerbaijan.

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The State Civil Aviation Administration was established by the Presidential Decree No. 512 on December 29, 2006 with the purpose of regulation and improvement of civil aviation on the territory of Azerbaijan and development of cooperation with international aviation.[2]

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The agency is headed by its director and two deputy directors. The staff of the administration is limited to 49 employees. It consists of Flight Safety Oversight, Aviation Security, Licensing and State Registry, Foreign Relations and Financial and Economic departments. The Office of the Higher Attestation Commission and Commission for Certification and Licensing of Subjects of Civil Aviation are subordinated to the agency. Main functions of the Civil Aviation Administration are controlling safety of civil aircraft operations; security and environmental protection from emissions caused by civil aircraft; conducting regulatory functions in the field of aviation; engaging in cooperation with international civil aviation organizations, and aeronautical authorities of other countries; conducting mandatory certification of all civil aviation entities in Azerbaijan in accordance with state and international requirements; issuing permits to civil aircraft of foreign countries for both scheduled and chartered operations on the territory of the Republic of Azerbaijan; performing inspections of civil aviation entities; developing competitive air transportation market; conducting investigations of civil aviation accidents; making recommendations to the Cabinet of Ministers of Azerbaijan on building, opening or closing airports and air traffic facilities in the country.[2] The agency also conducts work in preventing illegal operations in air transportation on the territory of Azerbaijan such as building of an airport in Shusha.[3] It is a member of European Civil Aviation Conference

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