Pakistan Civil Aviation Authority

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Pakistan Civil Aviation Authority
Pakistan Civil Aviation Authority (PCAA) Logo.png
Agency overview
Formed December 7, 1982 (1982-12-07)
Preceding agency
  • Civil Aviation Department
Dissolved December 1982 (1982-12)
Jurisdiction  Pakistan
Headquarters Jinnah International Airport
24°53′55″N 67°09′08″E / 24.898636°N 67.152087°E / 24.898636; 67.152087Coordinates: 24°53′55″N 67°09′08″E / 24.898636°N 67.152087°E / 24.898636; 67.152087
Annual budget 47,584 billion PKR Annual Report 2014[1]
Minister responsible
  • Muhammad Irfan Elahi [2],
    (Secretary Aviation)
Agency executive
  • Air Marshal (Retd) Muhammad Yousaf [3],
    (Director General CAA)
Parent agency Aviation Division, Government of Pakistan

Pakistan Civil Aviation Authority (Urdu: پاکستان سول ایوی ایشن اتھارٹی‎) (abbreviated as CAA) is a regulatory authority, which oversees and regulates all aspects of civil aviation in Pakistan. CAA's head office is situated in Terminal-1 of Jinnah International Airport in Karachi.[4] CAA is a member of the International Civil Aviation Organization.[5] Safety Investigation Board (SIB) conduct air safety investigations on direction of Federal Government. Nearly all civilian airports in Pakistan are owned and operated by the CAA.

Air Traffic[edit]

Map of airports in Pakistan

Pakistan's Airspace is divided into two Flight Information Regions (FIRs).[6]

Air Crash Investigations[edit]

CAA Safety Investigation Board (SIB) held four air crash investigations on direction of the federal Government of Pakistan.[7]


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, U.K. for its good terminal services and effective management.

According to a London Based magazine, unofficial Twitter account of CAA was ranked as the 'Worlds most optimistic & brilliant' in 2014.[8]

Major Traffic Flows by Airport[edit]

Further information: List of airports in Pakistan


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. The institute was established in 1982 to fulfill training requirement of Pakistan Civil Aviation Authority and that of the fellow countries of the region.[9]

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

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Annual Report 2014" (PDF). Financial Highlights. Pakistani Civil Aviation Authority. 
  2. ^
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  4. ^ "Contact". Pakistan Civil Aviation Authority. Retrieved 5 November 2015. 
  5. ^ "ICAO Member States" (PDF). International Civil Aviation Organization - ICAO. Retrieved 5 November 2015. 
  6. ^ "Air Traffic Management". Air Traffic Management (ATM). PCAA. Retrieved 5 November 2015. 
  7. ^ "SIB Final Investigation Reports". 
  8. ^ [1], "London Business", 28 March 2014.
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