Iran Civil Aviation Organization
|Legal status||Statutory Corporation|
The Civil Aviation Organization of Islamic Republic of Iran (CAO.IRI), (Persian: سازمان هواپیمایی کشوری جمهوری اسلامی ایران ) is Iran's civil aviation agency. It is the statutory corporation which oversees and regulates all aspects of civil aviation in Iran. The organization was established in July 1946 and its headquartered at Mehrabad International Airport in Tehran. It investigates aviation accidents and incidents in Iran.
The CAO.IRI Responsibilities are as followed:
- Iran's skies Rules and Regulation
- Active professional and private pilots
- Licensed aircraft engineers
- Air traffic controllers
- Licensed aerodromes
- Organisations involved in the design, production and maintenance of aircraft
- Aircraft registered in Iran
- Airports Safety Self-Inspection in Iran
- Calibration of navigation and approach aids
After the destruction of Ukrainian Airlines flight PS752 in January 2020, Ali Abedzadeh, Head of Iran’s Civil Aviation Organization, said "The version that the plane was shot down by a rocket cannot be true under any circumstances … it is impossible from the scientific point of view". This was shown to be untrue one day later on January 10 2020, when Iran officially took blame for downing the aircraft, admitting it shot it down with rockets fired by its military.
1 Dassault Falcon (Mystere) 20E: Flight Calibration Service, registration mark EP-FIC (since 09 Sep 1975). Crashed while performing navigational aide calibration at Kish International Airport on 3 March 2014.
- List of airlines of Iran
- List of airports in Iran
- Ministry of Roads & Urban Development
- Iranian Airports Holding Company
- Islamic Republic of Iran Air Force
- List of the busiest airports in Iran
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