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History & Milestone

History & Milestone

History:
The Transformation of DCA to CAAM

  • Department of Civil Aviation (DCA) was first established in Singapore.
  • DCA was responsible for air services provided in the Federation of Malaya and Borneo.

1947

1948

  • DCA was placed under the purview of the Ministry of Lands, Mines and Communications.
  • DCA for Federation of Malaya was later formed in Kuala Lumpur.
  • It was placed under the purview of the Ministry of Posts and Telecommunications to provide domestic services.

1953

1969

  • DCA Malaysia was established when the Civil Aviation Act 1969 [Act 3] was promulgated.
  • Its main objective was to administer the country’s aviation safety and regulatory programs and to provide systematic air traffic control services to air aircraft in its airspace.
  • Activities regulated include aircraft certification, registration, personnel certification, airport licensing, air operators’ certification, air traffic control and air navigation equipment certification.
  • DCA became a self-accounting department under the Ministry of Transport.

1976

1992

  • DCA was separated into two entities namely Department of Civil Aviation (DCA) and a corporatized Malaysia Airports Berhad (MAB).
  • DCA remained as the regulatory authority for technical, safety and operational standards of civil aviation in Malaysia.
  • Meanwhile, MAB focused on the operation, management and maintenance of airports in Malaysia.
  • DCA’s head office was relocated from Wisma Semantan, Kuala Lumpur to Putrajaya.

2001

2018

  • DCA was transformed into an independent regulatory and statutory body known as Civil Aviation Authority of Malaysia (CAAM) under the Civil Aviation Authority of Malaysia Act 2017 [Act 788].
  • CAAM is an agency under the purview of the Ministry of Transport Malaysia.
  • The core function is to regulate the safety and security of the civil aviation in the country including the establishment of standards of their enforcement.
  • To ensure that all aerodrome services and facilities are regulated and conducted in accordance to laws of Malaysia.
  • It also plays an important role in maintaining the nation’s competitive edge within the global aviation sector.

1947

  • Department of Civil Aviation (DCA) was first established in Singapore.
  • DCA was responsible for air services provided in the Federation of Malaya and Borneo.

1948

  • DCA was placed under the purview of the Ministry of Lands, Mines and Communications.

1953

  • DCA for Federation of Malaya was later formed in Kuala Lumpur.
  • It was placed under the purview of the Ministry of Posts and Telecommunications to provide domestic services.

1969

  • DCA Malaysia was established when the Civil Aviation Act 1969 [Act 3] was promulgated.
  • Its main objective was to administer the country’s aviation safety and regulatory programs and to provide systematic air traffic control services to air aircraft in its airspace.
  • Activities regulated include aircraft certification, registration, personnel certification, airport licensing, air operators’ certification, air traffic control and air navigation equipment certification.

1976

  • DCA became a self-accounting department under the Ministry of Transport.

1992

  • DCA was separated into two entities namely Department of Civil Aviation (DCA) and a corporatized Malaysia Airports Berhad (MAB).
  • DCA remained as the regulatory authority for technical, safety and operational standards of civil aviation in Malaysia.
  • Meanwhile, MAB focused on the operation, management and maintenance of airports in Malaysia.

2001

  • DCA’s head office was relocated from Wisma Semantan, Kuala Lumpur to Putrajaya.

2018

  • DCA was transformed into an independent regulatory and statutory body known as Civil Aviation Authority of Malaysia (CAAM) under the Civil Aviation Authority of Malaysia Act 2017 [Act 788].
  • CAAM is an agency under the purview of the Ministry of Transport Malaysia.
  • The core function is to regulate the safety and security of the civil aviation in the country including the establishment of standards of their enforcement.
  • To ensure that all aerodrome services and facilities are regulated and conducted in accordance to laws of Malaysia.
  • It also plays an important role in maintaining the nation’s competitive edge within the global aviation sector.
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