Organization of CAA
The Civil Aviation Agency is organized as an aviation authority of the Republic of North Macedonia and its organizational structure provides efficient and timely execution of the safety regulatory functions described in ICAO Annex 19 and Doc.9734 (Safety Oversight System) as well as the other functions related to security oversight, economic oversight, air traffic rights etc.
The main bodies of the CAA are the Management Board and the Director General. The Management Board is appointed by the Assembly of the Republic of North Macedonia. The Director General is appointed by the Management Board.
The following organizational units function within the CAA:
Director General’s Support Office, established for direct execution of activities for support of the Director General.
Internal Auditor, responsible for execution, organizing and coordinating the functioning of internal audit, establishing conflict of interest in performing job responsibilities, establishing irregularities and/or frauds which may result in criminal, infringement or discipline action etc. in accordance with the legal responsibilities.
Aviation Security Department, which is in charge of executing functions related to security oversight of airlines, airports and air navigation service providers.
Administrative and General Affairs Division, which is in charge for performing normative-legal and professional-administrative affairs, ensuring that the responsibilities of the Agency resulting from the Law on free access to public information, Law on preventing corruption, Law on complaints and suggestions, Law on prevention of conflict of interest and other national regulations are met and ensuring the design, installation, maintenance and development of the information system in the Agency, organizing and providing general and common affairs and other activities in accordance with the applicable regulations.
Financial Affairs Division, which is in charge of executing functions related to the financial operation of the Agency, as well the economic oversight of airlines, airports and air navigation service providers.
Aerodromes and Air Navigation Division, which is in charge of execution of the main regulatory functions related to safety of aerodromes, aerodrome services and air navigation.
The main regulatory functions of this Division include certification, oversight and enforcement measures related to aerodrome infrastructure, aerodrome operators, air navigation service providers as well as organization of search and rescue of aircraft and investigation of aviation incidents.
This division is also responsible for protection of passenger rights of disabled persons and persons with reduced mobility when travelling by air.
International-Legal Affairs Division, which is in charge of executing a part of the main regulatory functions related to regulation of safety, security, economic aspects of air transport etc. The regulation is a prescriptive activity of the CAA with the purpose of creating the legal framework to be applied by the aviation industry and includes drafting and enacting national regulations in order to achieve harmonization with the international and European aviation standards and regulations, as well as participation in the procedure for concluding international agreements.
This division is also responsible for protection of passenger rights in relation to long delays, cancellations or denied boarding and other rights from the ratified international agreements, as well as issuing of flight approvals and traffic rights to airlines.
Air Transport Division which is in charge of executing the main regulatory functions related to safety of air transport. The main regulatory functions of this Division include certification, oversight and enforcement measures related to aircraft operators, organizations engaged in aircraft manufacturing, design and maintenance, registration of aircraft, airworthiness and its continuous oversight and licencing of aviation personnel.