Ministry of Civil Aviation (Egypt)

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Arab Republic of Egypt
Ministry of Civil Aviation
وزارة الطيران المدني
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Formed2002; 17 years ago (2002)
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WebsiteOfficial website

The Ministry of Civil Aviation of Egypt (MCA,[1] Arabic: وزارة الطيران المدني‎) is the ministry in charge of civil aviation in Egypt.


The ministry sets civil aviation regulations, sets airworthiness and all flight rules, and air standards that must be met, making amendments, as needed.[2][3] It ensures Egyptian airline and flight operations follow safety rules such as those put forth by International Aviation - European Common Aviation Area (ECAA).[4]

One of the ministry's most important duties is to conduct investigations of airplane crashes and to provide progress reports on such investigations.[5] Then the ministry negotiates the resumption of flights from the country that suffered the airline crash to or from Egypt.[6]

The ministry is supposed to manage the fair competition between state-run airlines such as EgyptAir and private airlines, of which there are 14 but private airlines complain that EgyptAir has monopolized the industry.[7][8]


The ministry was established in 2002[9] by separating out the responsibilities for civil aviation from the Ministry of Transport and Communications. The Ministry of Civil Aviation is headquartered in Cairo.

The Egyptian Civil Aviation Agency (ECAA, Arabic: الهيئة المصرية العامة للطيران المدنى‎), subordinate to the ministry, is the civil aviation authority of Egypt.[10]

In early 2018, the Ministry of Civil Aviation, the Ministry of Tourism and other interested stakeholders discussed the roadblocks that ought to be addressed if the country is to develop the tourism sector near Taba, Egypt, where there is a small airport.[11]



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  1. ^ "WS%2009.pdf Archived 2011-10-03 at the Wayback Machine." Military Technical College. Retrieved 19 June 2011.
  2. ^ "List of Regulations". Ministry of Civil Aviation. Retrieved 12 June 2018.
  3. ^ "Regulations - Amendments". Ministry of Civil Aviation. Retrieved 12 June 2018.
  4. ^ "ECAA Safety Information Bulletin" (PDF). Ministry of Civil Aviation. Retrieved 12 June 2018.
  5. ^ "Investigation Progress Report 12". Ministry Of Civil Aviation Of Egypt. Archived from the original on 20 September 2016. Retrieved 12 June 2018.
  6. ^ El-Fekki, Amira (5 February 2017). "No final date set for resumption of Russian flights: Civil Aviation Ministry". Daily News Egypt. Retrieved 12 June 2018.
  7. ^ Razek Al-Shuwekhi, Abdel (9 March 2017). "Private Aviation Association calls on ECA to protect private companies from state-owned airlines". Daily News Egypt. Retrieved 12 June 2018.
  8. ^ Zidane, Aisha (26 January 2017). "Private Aviation Association considers establishment of new ground services company". Daily News Egypt. Retrieved 12 June 2018.
  9. ^ "History" (PDF). Ministry of Civil Aviation. Retrieved 20 October 2013.
  10. ^ "Guidance On The Development of an SMS Implementation Plan for Service Providers ( All Certificate Holders ) Archived 2012-02-20 at WebCite." (Archive) Ministry of Civil Aviation. Retrieved 19 February 2012.
  11. ^ Al-Aees, Shaimaa (15 May 2018). "Tourism investors present recommendations to parliament's tourism, civil aviation committee to develop sector". Daily News Egypt. Retrieved 12 June 2018.
  12. ^ "Meet Hisham Qandil's new Egypt cabinet". 2 August 2012. Retrieved 6 January 2013.
  13. ^ "Egypt's cabinet reshuffle to see new interior, finance ministers". 5 January 2013. Retrieved 6 January 2013.
  14. ^ "Egypt's interim president swears in first government". Ahram Online. 16 July 2013. Retrieved 20 July 2013.
  15. ^ "Egypt's Sherif Ismail cabinet with 16 new faces sworn in by President Sisi". Ahram Online. 19 September 2015. Retrieved 19 September 2015.
  16. ^ "Who's who: Meet Egypt's 10 new ministers in Sherif Ismail's cabinet". Ahram Online. March 23, 2016.
  17. ^ "Meet Egypt's 12 new ministers in PM Mostafa Madbouly's cabinet". Ahram Online. June 14, 2018.

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