The Roles and Responsibilities of GCAA and International Regulatory Authorities and Their Relationships
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The roles and responsibilities of GCAA and international (ICAO, EASA, FAA) regulatory authorities and their interrelationships.
General Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA)
GCAA – The establishment of General Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA), have its own legal entity and independent budget and responsible to the Minister of Communications. It is the General Authority for the execution of the Civil Aviation Law in the UAE. GCAA is also responsible to regulate Civil Aviation and provide designated aviation services with emphasis on safety and security and to strengthen the aviation industry within the UAE and its upper airspace.
The following responsibilities and functions of the GCAA are given for the implementation of aircraft safety regulations within the UAE:
• Establish the general policies, rules and regulations in relation to civil aviation in the UAE. By this, they will also form the necessary committees to implement such policies
• Represent the State in the civil aviation arrangement with other countries and bilateral agreements under the constitution.
• Set the aviation rules related to over flight of the territory of the State, landing and departing from its airports
• Provide rules on the conditions of carriage of passengers, cargo and mail according to UAE Laws, and in coordination with local authorities.
• Set navigational areas over which flying is prohibited, restricted or dangerous on coordination with the concerned authorities in the State.
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