National Aviation Authorities

Every country has a national aviation authority, also known as a civil aviation authority. These agencies govern and regulate civil aviation. For example, the FAA is the authority in the U.S. Most importantly, each aviation authority oversees aircraft airworthiness, the licensing of pilots, and air traffic controllers. They also oversee flight dispatchers, and maintenance engineers, licensing of airports, and other aviation standards. Most importantly, the ultimate goal of these aviation authorities is aviation safety through regulation and oversight. All pilots must meet the standards of their respective countries where they fly. Anyone thinking about becoming a pilot should research the aviation authority in their home country. This is because requirements and standards vary among countries. Also, National Aviation Authorities maintain aircraft registries.

A

Afghanistan

Africa

Albania

Algeria

Angola

Argentina

Armenia

Australia

Austria

Azerbaijan

B

Bahamas

Bahrain

Bangladesh

Barbados

Belarus

Belgium

Benin

Bermuda

Bhutan

Bolivia

Bosnia and Herzegovina

Botswana

Brazil

Brunei

Bulgaria

C

Cambodia

Cameroon

Canada

Chad

Chile

China

Colombia

Comoros

Democratic Republic of the Congo

Costa Rica

Croatia

Cuba

Cyprus

Czech Republic

D

Denmark

Dominican Republic

E

East Timor

Ecuador

Egypt

El Salvador

Estonia

F

Fiji

Finland

France

G

Gabon

Gambia

Georgia

Germany

Ghana

Greece

Guatemala

Guyana

H

Hong Kong

Hungary

I

Iceland

India

Indonesia

Iran

Ireland

Israel

Isle of Man

Italy

J

Jamaica

Japan

Jordan

K

Kazakhstan

Kenya

South Korea

Kiribati

Kosovo

Kuwait

Kyrgyzstan

L

Laos

Latvia

Lebanon

Lesotho

Libya

Liechtenstein

Lithuania

Luxembourg

M

Macau

Macedonia

Malaysia

Malawi

Maldives

Malta

Marshall Islands

Mauritius

Mexico

Moldova

Mongolia

Monaco

Montenegro

Mozambique

Myanmar

N

Namibia

Nauru

Nepal

Netherlands

New Zealand

Nicaragua

Nigeria

Niue

Norway

O

Oman

P

Pakistan

Panama

Papua New Guinea

Paraguay

Peru

Philippines

Poland

Portugal

Q

Qatar

R

Romania

Russia

Rwanda

S

Samoa

San Marino

Saudi Arabia

Senegal

Serbia

Seychelles

Singapore

Slovakia

Slovenia

Solomon Islands

Somalia

Spain

Sri Lanka

Suriname

Sweden

Switzerland

Syria

T

Taiwan

Tanzania

Thailand

Timor-Leste

Togo

Tonga

Trinidad and Tobago

Tunisia

Turkey

Turks and Caicos Islands

Tuvalu

U

Uganda

Ukraine

United Arab Emirates

United Kingdom

United States

V

Vanuatu

Venezuela

Vietnam

Y

Yemen

Z

Zambia

Zimbabwe