The safety and efficiency standards to be complied with by the aerodrome owners and/or operators are laid out as Standards and Recommended Practices [SARPS] of Annex 14 to the Convention on International Civil Aviation and Aerodrome Directives published by Department of Civil Aviation. They form the basis for an assessment for the certification, licensing and registration of aerodrome, taking into account the scale and scope of the aviation activity that is to take place at the aerodrome. All aspects of the aerodrome and its management which have an impact on aeronautical safety are considered.
The Aerodrome Standards Division works closely with aerodromes owners and/or operators to establish efficient safety management systems in order to maintain and, where possible, increase safety levels against a background of forecast growth and demands of the aviation industry.
The primary role of Aerodrome Standards Division is to regulate aerodrome activities in ensuring safe and efficient
Aerodrome Certification [Application Form AD103/CERT/APL1]
The Airport Standards Division ensures that any aerodrome opened to public transport operations shall meet the Annex 14 requirements in terms of facilities and specifications.
Aerodrome Operator Licensing [Application Form DCA/AD/L/001]
Ensure that owners or operators of aerodromes open to public transport operators abide by the standards stipulated in the Civil Aviation Act 1969 Section 5A and Section 24A.
Aerodrome Registration[Application Form OL/APL1]
Private aerodromes which are non-licensed shall be registered to ensure compliance with minimum safety requirements for aircraft operations at the aerodrome, and the general public and property in its vicinity.
This division offers guidance and advice on the development of commercial and non-commercial aerodromes to ascertain the appropriate application of international Standards and Recommended Practices, and other safety requirements.
Obstacle Denotation Approval
Provide guidance and advice on the control of obstacles, on and in the vicinity of aerodromes, and the appropriate application of international Standards and Recommended Practices regarding the markings and lightings of obstacles.
CNS Performance Verification
This standards are applicable for communication, navigation and surveillance facilities which are provided to support air navigation in accordance to international Standards and Recommended Practices.
Aerodrome Operations Advice
Provide guidance and advice on aerodrome operation matters in accordance to international Standards and Recommended Practices, and other safety requirements.