Laws & Regulations (Air)

NATIONAL CIVIL AVIATION AGENCIES


OFFICIAL DOCUMENTS & LEGAL TEXTS

The African Civil Aviation Commission (AFCAC)

AFCAC was created by the Constitutional Conference convened by the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) and the then Organization of African Unity (OAU,now African Union AU) It became an OAU Specialized Agency in the field of Civil Aviation in 1978 .

AFCAC promotes the signature and ratification of the following international instruments to its members:

  1. Convention on the Suppression of Unlawful Acts relating to International Civil Aviation done at Beijing, 10 September 2010 (Beijing Convention of 2010)) – new and emerging threats to civil aviation
  2. Protocol Supplementary to the Convention for the Suppression of Unlawful Seizure of aircraft done at Beijing 10 September 2010 (Beijing protocol of 2010)
  3. The Convention on International Interests in Mobile Equipment and Protocol to the Convention on Matters Specific to Aircraft Equipment – Cape Town 2009 – (The Cape Town Instruments)
  4. Convention for Damage to Third Parties Resulting from Acts of Unlawful Interference involving aircraft (Terrorist) 2009
  5. Convention on Compensation for Damage caused by Aircraft to Third Parties (General Risks) 2009
  6. Convention for the Unification of certain Rules for International Carriage by Air (Montreal Convention 1999)

MEMBER STATES

Burundi
• Cameroon
• Central African Republic
• Chad
• Congo
• Angola
• Botswana
• Lesotho
• Malawi
• Mozambique
• Namibia
• South Africa
• Swaziland
• Zimbabwe
• Comoros
• Djibouti
• Eritrea
• Ethiopia
• Kenya
• Madagascar
• Mauritius
• Rwanda
• Seychelles
• South Sudan
• Somalia
• Sudan
• Tanzania
• Uganda
• Democratic Republic of Congo
• Equatorial Guinea
• Gabon
• Sao Tome and Principe
• Benin
• Burkina Faso
• Cape Verde
• Gambia
• Ghana
• Guinea
• Guinea Bissau
• Ivory Coast
• Liberia
• Mali
• Niger
• Nigeria
• Senegal
• Sierra Leone
• Togo
• Algeria
• Egypt
• Lybia
• Mauritania
• Morocco
• Tunisia
Algeria

Acts

For a full and updated list of Algerian aviation legislation and regulations, please visit the Public Transport Ministry’s legislation page here.

Law No. 98-06 of June 27, 1998, amended and supplemented by Law No. 15_14 of July 15, 2015 setting the general rules relating to civil aviation

Decrees

Angola

For a full and updated list of Angolan aviation legislation and regulations, please visit the INAVIC’s legislation page here.

ACTS

PRESIDENTIAL LEGISLATIVE DECREE

  • Presidential Legislative Decree no. 1/15, of 6 March – Regulation of Civil Aeronautical Easements;

PRESIDENTIAL DECREE

  • Presidential Decree No. 2/15 of 2 January – INAVIC Organic Statute
  • Presidential Decree No. 79/19 of 19 March – National Civil Aviation Security Program (PNSAC)
  • Presidential Decree No. 226/16, of 17 November – Regulation on Compulsory Insurance in Civil Aviation
  • Presidential Decree No. 217/16, of 31 October – Regulation on Access and Exercise of Air Transport Activities
  • Presidential Decree No. 216/16, of 26 October – Regulation on the Allocation of Slots at National Airports and Aerodromes
  • Presidential Decree No. 191/15, of 6 October – Approves the Regulation on the Rights of Air Transport Passengers
  • Presidential Decree No. 226/16, of 17 November – Regulation on Compulsory Insurance in Civil Aviation
  • Presidential Decree No. 249/12, of 13 December – Regulation on the Activity of Services Auxiliary to Air Transport
  • Presidential Decree No. 202/10, of 20 September – Regulation on Angolan Aeronautical Registration
  • Presidential Decree no. 364/19 of 30 December, amendment of articles 10, 11, 13, 30 and 31 of the Regulation on Access and exercise of Air Transport activity. 

EXECUTIVE DECREE

  • Executive Decree No. 26/08 Implementing the Angolan Air Safety Regulations (RSAA)
  • Executive Decree No. 168/11 of 5 October – Approves the revision of the Aeronautical Technical Standards
  • Executive Decree No. 66/19 of 22 February, which approves the Regulation on Instrument Flight Procedures
  • Executive Decree No. 71/19 of 27 February, which approves the amendment to Aeronautical Technical Norms No. 4 – Aircraft Continuous Airworthiness
  • Executive Decree No. 70/19 of 27 February, which approves Aeronautical Technical Regulations No. 25 – Meteorological Services for International Air Navigation
  • Executive Decree No. 69/19 of 27 February, which republishes Aeronautical Technical Norms No. 2 – Registration of Civil Aircraft and Nationality and Registration Marks
  • Executive Decree No. 67/19 of 22 February, which approves the amendment to Aeronautical Technical Regulations No. 21 – Air Traffic Service
  • Executive Decree No. 68/19, of 22 February, which approves the amendment to Aeronautical Technical Regulations No. 35 – Air Rules
  • Executive Decree No. 85/19 of 14 March 2019, which approves the Sports Aviation Regulation
  • Executive Decree No. 86/19 of 19 March, which approves Aeronautical Technical Regulations No. 10 – Aircraft Operations
  • Executive Decree No. 110/19 of 18 April, which approves Aeronautical Technical Regulations No. 15 – Time Limits for Aeronautical Staff. 

JOINT EXECUTIVE DECREE

DECREE

  • Decree No. 8/09 of 25 June – Civil Aviation Facilitation and Security System.
Benin

For a full and updated list of Beninese aviation legislation and regulations , please visit ANAC-Benin’s legislation page here.

Botswana

For a full and updated list of aviation legislation et regulations of Botswana, please visit CAAB’s legislation page here.

REGULATIONS

BY-LAWS

Burkina Faso

For a full and updated list of Burkinabé aviation legislation and regulations, please visit ANAC- BF’s legislation page here.

Codes & Conventions

Burundi

For a full and updated list of aviation legislation and regulations of Burundi, please visit the BCAA’s page here.

Cameroon

For a full and updated list of Cameroonian aviation legislation et regulations, please visit the CCAA’s legislation page here.

Central African Republic

For a full and updated list of aviation legislation and regulations of the Central African Republic, please visit ANACRCA’s page here.

Chad

For a full and updated list of aviation legislation and regulations of Chad, please visit AAC’s page here.

Democratic Republic of Congo

For a full and updated list of aviation legislation and regulations of the Democratic Republic of Congo, please visit AAC’s page here.

Egypt

For a full and updated list of aviation legislation and regulations of eGYPT, please visit the ECAA’s page here.

Ethiopia

For a full and updated list of Ethiopian aviation legislation and regulations, please visit the ECATC’s legislation page here.

Proclamation

Civil Aviation Proclamation N° 616/2008

Resources & Circulars

  • Air Operators Certification and Surveillance Directorate
  • Air Craft Registration and Air Worthiness Certification Directorate
  • Aviation Personnel and Training Organization Certification Directorate
  • Air Transport and Planning Directorate
  • Aerodrome Safety and Standards Directorate
  • Security and Facilitation Directorate
  • Air Navigation Regulation Directorate

Rules and Standards

  • General Policies, Procedures , and Definitions
  • Aircraft Registration and Marking
  • Airworthiness
  • Approved Maintenance Organizations
  • Instruments and Equipment
  • Operations
  • Air Operator Certification and Administration
  • Commercial Air Transport by Foreign Air Operators
  • Aerial Work
  • Aerodrome
  • SAFETY MANAGEMENT SYSTEM
  • ECAA Aerodrome Manual Of Implementing Standards
  • AIB Proclamation
  • AIB Rules and Standards
  • Etc.
Gabon

Civil Aviation Codes & Laws

For a full and updated list of Gabonese aviation legislation and regulations , please visit ANAC-Gabon’s legislation page here.

Decrees

Regional Regulations

National Regulations

  • RAG 9 Relatif à la gestion de la sécurité
  • RAG 8.3 Relatif à la protection de l’environnement – Régime de compensation et de réduction de carbone pour l’aviation civile
  • RAG 8.2 Relatif aux hélistations
  • RAG 8.1 Relatif à la conception et l’exploitation technique des aérodromes
  • RAG 7.8 volume 5 Relatif à l’utilisation du spectre de fréquences radioélectriques
  • RAG 7.8 volume 4 Relatif aux systèmes de surveillance et anticollision
  • RAG 7.8 volume 3 Relatif aux systèmes de télécommunications
  • RAG 7.8 volume 2 Relatif aux procédures de télécommunications aéronautiques
  • RAG 7.8 volume 1 Relatif aux aides radio à la navigation aérienne
  • RAG 7.7 Relatif aux recherches et sauvetage
  • RAG 7.6 Relatif aux cartes aéronautiques
  • RAG 7.5 Relatif à l’assistance météorologique à la navigation aérienne
  • RAG 7.4 Relatif aux unités de mesure
  • RAG 7.3.1 Relatif aux PANS-AIM
  • RAG 7.3 Relatif aux services de l’information aéronautique
  • RAG 7.2.2 Relatif aux procédures PANS-OPS
  • RAG 7.2.1 Portant adoption de l’amendement N°1 du Règlement Aéronautique Gabonais relatif aux procédures pour les services de navigation aérienne – Gestion du trafic aérien PANS-ATM
  • RAG 7.2 Relatif aux services de la circulation aérienne
  • RAG 7.1 Relatif aux règles de l‘air en République Gabonaise
  • RAG 7.0 Relatif aux exigences communes pour la fourniture des services de la navigation aérienne
  • RAG 6 Relatif aux enquêtes sur les accidents et incidents d’aviation
  • RAG 5.5 Relatif à la protection de l’environnement contre le bruit des aéronefs et les émissions des moteurs d’aviation
  • RAG 5.3 Relatif aux agréments des organismes de maintenance des aéronefs
  • RAG 5.2 Relatif à la navigabilité des aéronefs
  • RAG 5.1 Relatif aux marques de nationalité et d’immatriculation des aéronefs
  • RAG 4.4 Relatif à la sécurité du transport aérien des marchandises dangereuses
  • RAG 4.3 Relatif au transport aérien public par hélicoptère
  • RAG 4.2 Relatif à l’exploitation technique des aéronefs en aviation générale
  • RAG 4.1 Relatif à l’exploitation technique des avions en transport aérien public
  • RAG 3 – Supplément Agrément d’un organisme de formation en aéronautique
  • RAG 3 Relatif aux Licences du Personnel
  • RAG 0 Relatif aux Généralités

International conventions ratified by Gabon

Guinea

For a full and updated list of aviation legislation and regulations of Guinea, please visit the AGAC’s page here.

Ivory Coast

For a full and updated list of Ivorian aviation legislation and regulations, please visit ANAC- CI’s legislation page here.

Codes

Kenya

For a full and updated list of Kenyan aviation legislation and regulations, please visit the KCAA’s legislation page here.

Acts

Regulation

Advisory Circulars

Lesotho

For a full and updated list of aviation legislation and regulations of Lesotho, please visit the DCA’s page here.

Liberia

For a full and updated list of aviation legislation and regulations of Liberia, please visit the LCAA’s page here.

Libya

Acts

For a full and updated list of Libyan aviation legislation and regulations, please visit the LCAA’s legislation page here.

Regulations

Circulars

  • General Circulars
  • Aerodrome Circulars
  • Air Crew Circulars
  • Air Operations Circulars
  • Air Navigation Circulars
  • Airworthiness Circulars
  • SSP Circulars
Madagascar

For a full and updated list of aviation legislation and regulations of Madagascar, please visit ACM’s page here.

Malawi

For a full and updated list of aviation legislation and regulations of Malawi, please read Chapter 5 (Legal, institutional and regulatory framework) of the Civil Aviation Sub-Sectoral Plan (page 33).

Mali

For a full and updated list of Malian aviation legislation and regulations, please visit ANAC- Mali’s legislation page here.

Morocco

For a full and updated list of aviation legislation and regulations of Morocco, please visit the DGAC’s page here.

Mozambique

For a full and updated list of Mozambican aviation legislation et regulations, please visit the IACM’s legislation page here.

Mozambique Civil Aviation Regulations (MOZCAR)

Mozambique Civil Aviation Technical Standards

Attachments to Conventions
The Convention for the Suppression of Unlawful Acts against the Safety of Civil Aviation; The Hague Hijacking Convention; Montreal Convention; Tokyo Convention; Chicago Convention; The Convention for the Suppression of Unlawful Acts against the Safety of Civil Aviation; Resol 43 08 13 Nov Montreal Convention; and Resol 63 08 28 Nov Chicago Convention.

Circulares de Informação Aeronautica (CIA) – Aeronautical Information Circulars

The below are the circulars approved in 2020. For a full and updated list, please visit the IACM’s legislation page here.

Circulares Técnicas (CT) – Technical Circulars

Directivas Operacionais (DOS) – Operational Directives

Mauritius

For a full and updated list of aviation legislation and regulations of Mauritus, please visit the DCA’s page here.

Niger

For a full and updated list of aviation legislation and regulations of Niger, please visit ANAC- Niger’s legislation page here.

Codes

Aviation Civil Code of Niger

Regulations

Decrees

  • Decree n ° 59-92 / PRN of January 3, 1959 relating to the regime of aerodromes and Aeronautical Servitudes.
  • Decree n ° 06-051 / MTP of March 11, 1960 relating to the Statute of Aerodromes.
  • Decree No. 61-068 / MTP of April 13, 1961, establishing and organizing the Civil Aviation Directorate of the Republic of Niger.
  • Decree n ° 71-171 / PRN of 11 November 1971 establishing the Niamey Coordination and Rescue Center.
  • Decree n ° 79-156 of 25 October 1979 regulating overflight and landing in the regions of Agadez and Diffa, south of Niamey up to the border with Benin and Burkina Faso for tourist and Aerial work.
  • Decree No. 96-042 / PCSN / MCT / T of February 22, 1996 naming Niamey International Airport.
  • Decree No. 463 / PRN / MT / AC of 10 October 2007 on the design, certification and technical operation of aerodromes in Niger. (Special OJ n ° 14).
  • Decree 2007-465 / PRN / MT / AC of October 10, 2007 establishing a body of Civil Aviation Inspectors (Special OJ n ° 14).

Nigeria

For a full and updated list of Nigerian aviation legislation and regulations , please visit the NCAA’s legislation page here.

The Nigeria Civil Aviation Regulations (Nigeria CAR)

Advisory Circulars

Rwanda

For a full and updated list of Rwandan aviation legislation and regulations, please visit the RCAA’s legislation page here.

Laws

Regulations

Civil Aviation Technical Standards

Senegal

For a full and updated list of Senegalese aviation legislation and regulations, please visit the ANACIM’s legislation page here.

Civil Aviation Code

Regulations

Seychelles

For a full and updated list of aviation legislation and regulations of Seychelles, please visit the SCAA’s page here.

Sierra Leone

For a full and updated list of aviation legislation and regulations of Sierra Leone, please visit the SLCAA’s page here.

Somalia
South Africa

Acts

Regulations

Latest Amendments

Technical Standards(General)

Technical Standards (Flight Operations)

Technical Standards (Personnel Licensing)

For updated acts and regulations, visit SACAA’s page here.

South Sudan

For a full and updated list of aviation legislation and regulations of South Sudan, please visit the SSCAA’s page here.

Sudan

For a full and updated list of aviation legislation and regulations of Sudan, please visit the ACC’s page here.

Tanzania

For a full and updated list of Tanzanian aviation legislation and regulations, please visit the TCAA’s legislation page here.

Acts

Regulations

Rules

Orders

Togo

For a full and updated list of Togolese aviation legislation and regulations , please visit ANAC-Togo’s legislation page here.

Tunisia

For a full and updated list of Tunisian aviation legislation and regulations, please visit the OACA’s legislation page here.

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