Main tasks

The Civil Aviation Authority of the Republic of Moldova (hereinafter CAA RM) has the role of regulating all activities in the field of light and ultralight aviation in the Republic of Moldova.

The main tasks of CAA RM in the field of light and ultralight aviation and Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (General Aviation) include:

• Creating the conditions for the development of light, ultra-light and sports aviation (General Aviation) in the Republic of Moldova, as well as the operation of this aviation branch in safe conditions for civil aeronautical operators and state operators.

• Regulation of the use by light, ultra-light aircraft and unmanned aerial vehicles (General Aviation) on the territory and in the airspace of the Republic of Moldova.

• Supervision of the compliance of the operations of light and ultra-light aircraft and unmanned aerial vehicles (General Aviation) with the safety requirements in the Republic of Moldova.

• Ensuring the public interest in the protection of individuals and their assets in the event of the operation of light, ultralight aircraft and unmanned aerial vehicles (General Aviation).

• Assistance of light, ultra-light and sports aviation (General Aviation) users in scientific-technical and international cooperation.

The attributions of CAA RM that regulate the activity of light and ultra light aviation (hereinafter LA / ULA / RPAS (GA)) are listed according to the categories:

1. Certification:

Implementing the expertise of documents from LA / ULA / RPAS (GA) Users to provide certificates issuance (extension, renewal, suspension, revocation):

• LA / ULA / RPAS (GA) aircraft pilot certificates;

• Airworthiness certificates of LA / ULA / RPAS (GA) aircrafts.

2. Competences:

Certificates of registration of organizations and persons involved in flight training activities (issuance, extension):

Qualifications (issuance, extension, appropriate qualification permits):

  • Pilots qualifications for ultra-light motorless aircrafts;
  • Pilots qualifications for light and ultra-light motorized aircrafts;
  • Pilots qualifications for unmanned aircrafts;
  • Permission of examiners;
  • Permission for special LA / ULA / RPAS (GA) operations.

 

Theoretical examination and testing of flight skills, as well as the implementation of practical internships for LA / ULA / RPAS (GA) users within the certification activity;

Establishing requirements for LA / ULA / RPAS (GA) aircrafts records;

Establishing the requirements for initial and continuous airworthiness of LA / ULA / RPAS (GA) aircrafts, components and installed equipment;

Establishing requirements for experimental LA / ULA / RPAS (GA) aircrafts, components and installed equipment as well as their maintenance;

Establishing requirements for motorized and motorless LA / ULA / RPAS (GA) aircrafts as well as their general aviation special air operations;

Establishing the requirements for organizations and individuals who perform flight training with LA / ULA / RPAS (GA);

Establishing the requirements for examiners of LA / ULA / RPAS (GA).

3. Approvals:

  • Approval of theoretical and practical training programs for pilots, instructors, LA / ULA / RPAS (GA) on different types, as well as regulations for assessing piloting skills in accordance with these programs;
  • Approval of technical maintenance programs to provide safe operation of LA / ULA / RPAS (GA) aircrafts;
  • Approval of the technical requirements for the experimental LA / ULA / RPAS (GA) aircrafts;
  • Approval of the regulations for organizing aviation sports events. Coordination of LA / ULA / RPAS (GA) aircraft flight zones within the organization of aviation sports events in the Republic of Moldova;
  • Approval of the lists of reporting documents for LA / ULA / RPAS (GA);
  • Approval of the form and content of various documents submitted by LA / ULA / RPAS (GA) users to the Civil Aeronautical Authority of the Republic of Moldova;
  • Approval of pilots, who are accepted to perform LA / ULA / RPAS (GA) aircrafts test flights;
  • Coordination and reservation of areas for LA / ULA / RPAS (GA) flights, as well as take-off and landing sites, as well as launch points;
  • Coordination of air traffic controller cooperation instructions with LA / ULA / RPAS (GA) users operating in reserved areas and from take-off and landing sites;
  • Approval of the lists of questions for theoretical examinations and tests, examination sheets and educational materials in accordance with the flight training programs;
  • Participation in development of flight rules for appropriate LA / ULA / RPAS (GA) operations;
  • Development and approval of instructions, decisions, mandatory directives for all users and aeronautical personnel operating LA / ULA / RPAS (GA) aircrafts.

4. Inspection and supervision:

  • Collection and evaluation of statistical data and other data submitted by individuals and legal entities operating LA / ULA / RPAS (GA) in accordance with applicable law;
  • Compliance monitoring by individuals and legal entities carrying out flight training in accordance with the applicable aeronautical regulations;
  • Implement planned and unplanned measures to monitor users' compliance with flight safety and aviation safety requirements;
  • If necessary, apply restrictions on operations of LA / ULA / RPAS (GA).

5. International relations:

  • Monitoring compliance with requirements of the aeronautical legislation in force in the Republic of Moldova by the foreign operators of LA / ULA and RPAS (GA) when they perform domestic flights in the airspace and on the territory of the Republic of Moldova;
  • Informing the aeronautical authorities from the countries of registration of foreign LA / ULA and RPAS  (GA) regarding the violation of the aeronautical legislation of the Republic of Moldova and international regulations.
  • Consulting services to operators of foreign LA / ULA / RPAS (AG) aircrafts that perform domestic flights in the airspace and on the territory of the Republic of Moldova.

 

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