SUPERVISED BY ARAB CIVIL AVIATION COMMISSION
Creating the commission
The Arab Civil Aviation Commission is an Arab specialized organization affiliated to the Arab League that aims to tighten cooperation and coordination among the Arab countries in civil aviation and develop this field. It was created on February 7, 1996 when its founding convention went into force. It held its first general assembly on June 4-5, 1996. This convention was ratified so far by 20 Arab countries, while the rest of the Arab countries is in the process of ratification.
Objectives of the Commission
The purposes and objectives of the Commission are to provide civil aviation authorities in the Member States with a framework for joint action in order to:
- Develop general planning for civil aviation among Arab countries in order to increase and ensure its safety.
- Promote cooperation and coordination between Member States in the field of civil aviation and lay the necessary foundations so that it can be of a uniform nature.
- Work on developing the Arab Civil Aviation so that it can meet the needs of the Arab nation for secure, safe and regular air transport.
The Commission competences
The Commission shall perform all the tasks necessary to carry out its purposes and objectives and in particular the following:
- Conduct research and prepare studies, as required, on the economic, regulatory, legal, technical and security aspects related to civil aviation between Member States
- Coordinate the positions of Member States pertaining to matters of common interest in aviation.
- Encourage and support integration among Arab air transport enterprises.
- Encourage and support the aviation industry in general and promote its use in the Member States
- Monitor changes, including technical changes, in civil aviation and restrict the requirements of Member States in order to face the important challenges.
- Encourage coordination and compatibility between the legislation and procedures of civil aviation in the Member States and work to unify the legislation and procedures.
- Promote the application of the standard rules and methods recommended in the annexes of the International Civil Aviation Agreement.
- Strengthen the arrangements between the Member States whenever it contributes to the implementation of the regional projects issued by the International Civil Aviation Organization regarding equipment and services for air navigation.
- Facilitate the exchange of information on aviation safety and the promotion of security awareness among Member States.
- Coordinate training and teaching programs, while encouraging the creation of programs for the development of training institutes, so that they meet the current and future needs for workers in the field of civil aviation.
- Study any position that would disrupt the progress of air transport and air navigation in the Arab countries, upon the request of any Member State, and recommend what it considers appropriate.