The Afghanistan Civil Aviation Authority (ACAA) was recently established based on the newly approved Civil Aviation Law (CAL) as an independent authority to manage the Civil Aviation Activities in the country. The Civil Aviation Law was endorsed by Parliament in October 2012 and approved by H.E. President Hamid Karzai in December 2012, and following the presidential confirmation, it was published in the official gazette of the Ministry of Justice in January 2013. The ACAA is now functioning independently under its approved structure.
The duties and responsibilities of the Afghanistan Civil Aviation Authority are;
1. Writing and organizing policies related to the civil aviation
2. Regulating and monitoring the activities of the air transport agencies and the providers of the air transport services in accordance with the international convention related to aviation to which Afghanistan has acceded.
3. Regulating and monitoring the activities of the air transport agencies and the providers of the air transport services in accordance with this law.
4. Issuing the AOC to the air transport operators in accordance and provision of this law.
5. Amending, renewing, suspending, and canceling Air Operator Certificate in accordance of provisions contained in this law.
6. Issuing the Operation specifications and Air worthiness certificates
7. Signing Contracts and Memorandum of Understandings related to Civil Aviation.
8. Maintaining relations and representation of the country with International Civil Aviation Organization and all other international agencies related to civil aviation.
9. Conducting necessary measurements for the registration of Civil Aircraft.
10. Preparing plan for regulating the affairs related to spending the development budget of the civil aviation services.
11. Protecting the interest of the beneficiaries of the civil aviation services.
12. Identifying the AOC holders violating the terms contained in this law and their operation specification.
13. Obliging the AOC holders to recompense the damages inflicted due to violation of terms contained in the operation specification.
14. Leading and overseeing the Civil Aviation Training Institutes
15. Reporting to the relevant competent authorities and Ministry of Transport.
16. Performing other duties set forth in this law.
The Afghanistan Civil Aviation Authority is also responsible for all airports of Afghanistan, its operations and development.