Aerodromes and Air Navigation Services


The Aerodromes section is responsible for;

  1. The certification and licensing of aerodromes and heliports,
  2. Safety oversight of aerodromes and heliports (Civil Infrastructure, Electrical infrastructure, Rescue and Fire-Fighting Services and aerodromes operations.
  3. Certification and safety oversight of aviation fuel depots
  4. Assessment and clearance of obstacles within the aerodrome obstacle limitation surfaces (i.e Telecommunication towers, wind farms, tethered balloons, powerlines, buildings, solar farms etc)
  5. Approval and safety oversight on aerodromes design and construction.
  6. Conduct investigations on aerodrome related incidences.
  7. Development of Aerodromes and Ground Aids primary and operating regulations.
  8. Development and publishing of guidance materials to industry
  9. Giving guidance to the industry on request.
  10. Compliance and Enforcement


Air Navigation Services

The Air Navigation Services consists of the following areas namely;

  1. Air Traffic Management (ATM),
  2. Aeronautical Search and Rescue (SAR)
  3. Communication, Navigation and Surveillance (CNS),
  4. Aviation Meteorology (MET),
  5. Aeronautical Information Management(AIM) and,
  6. Procedures for Air Navigation Services-Aircraft Operations (PANS-OPS)


The Air Navigation Services section is responsible for;

  1. Certification of Air Navigation Service Providers (ATM, CNS, MET, AIM & PANS-­OPS)
  2. Safety oversight of ANS Service Providers (Air Traffic Management, Aeronautical Search and Rescue, Airspace design, Aeronautical Meteorology, Instrument Flight Procedures design, Aeronautical Information Management, Aeronautical Maps and Charts, Navigation voice and data communication and surveillance systems).
  3. Conducting  Radio Telephony examinations (Theory and Practical)
  4. Conducting proficiency checks on Air Traffic Controllers.
  5. Management and allocation of the aeronautical frequency spectrum.
  6. Approval of flight calibration on radio navigational aids.
  7. Approval and safety oversight of Instrument flight Procedures.
  8. Conducting investigations on ATS incidents and responding to Air Safety reports.
  9. Development of ANS primary and operating regulations.
  10. Development and issuance of guidance materials to industry
  11. Giving guidance to the industry on request.
  12. Compliance and Enforcement