Civil Aviation Authority of Bangladesh (CAAB)

Organisation Overview

Civil Aviation Authority, Bangladesh (CAAB) functions as the regulatory body for all aviation related activities in Bangladesh. It is also the aeronautical service provider and is responsible for safe, expeditious and efficient flow of air traffic within the Flight Information Region (FIR) bounded by the International geographic boundary of Bangladesh. The organisation is the custodian of all airfields and allied facilities including air navigation facilities. 

Aviation activities in independent Bangladesh started in the last week of December 1971. Over the years the infrastructure and facilities were developed. At present, aviation activities are being carried out from 3 international and 7 domestic airports, about 17 air lines are now operating in and out of the country; about 43 States signed bilateral agreements with Bangladesh. 

With regards to air traffic services, CAAB provides air traffic control service to each aircraft flying in the national airspace and moving on maneuvering areas of Bangladesh aerodromes in order to prevent collisions, and to maintain expedite and orderly flow of air traffic. CAAB establishes air routes, and flying, approaching and landing procedures for each route and aerodrome belonging to the country. And finally CAAB makes all necessary arrangements for search and rescue operations in case of accident or missing f any aircraft, and conducts investigations against accidents and unwanted incidents related to aircrafts.

Membership type: Full Member
Chairman: Air Vice Marshal M. Naim Hassan
Head office: Kurmitola, Dhaka-1229 Bangladesh
Country: Bangladesh
Telephone number: +88 (02) 891 1400
Fax number: +88 (02) 891 3322
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