Flight Operations Division (FOD) was established in 1970 with the core responsibility to regulate and facilitate personnel licensing and air operators’ certification. FOD carries the regulatory function to oversee the safety regulatory oversight of air operations to promote the safety and security of the civil aviation industry. FOD is mainly supported by qualified technical personnel to ensure the implementation and compliance with national and international civil aviation obligation in Malaysia.
The function of this Division is to regulate flight operations activities inclusive of aircrew licensing and air/ground operator certification.
Flight Crew Licensing is enforced upon pilots for various categories and type ratings. This activity includes issuing, renewal and verification of pilots licenses. Pilot licences processed are Private Pilot License (PPL), Commercial Pilot License (CPL), Multi Pilot License (MPL) and Airline Transport Pilot License (ATPL). Terms apply for validation of foreign licence. Please view FAQ for common queries regarding aircrew licensing and How to be a Pilot for career information.
Air Crew Examination is conducted in association with pilot licensing requirements. This Division is the authority for setting up examination papers, invigilation and markings. The syllabus for aircrew examination includes:
- Air Law
- Aircraft General Knowledge – Airframe/Systems/Power Plant
- Aircraft General Knowledge – Instrumentation
- Mass and Balance
- Flight Planning and Monitoring
- Human Performance
- General Navigation
- Radio Navigation
- Operational Procedures
- Principles of Flight
- VFR Communications
- IFR Communications
The completed examination application forms are available in pdf format and could be submitted by these options:
Printout and fax to +603 8871 4334 or
Postal service to:
Flight Operations Division
Civil Aviation Authority of Malaysia
27 Persiaran Perdana
Level 2 Podium Block, Precinct 4
Email saved file as attachment, to email@example.com
An Air Operators Certificate is required for the provision of scheduled or non-scheduled flights, as well as any aerial works including associated training and crop spraying by any aviation companies. The Flight Operations Division works closely with the Airworthiness Division as the scope of work involves aircraft inspectors and assessment of flight simulator performance. A comprehensive description of inspectors’ responsibilities is documented in the Flight Operations Inspectors (FOI) Handbook. Information and guidance on Air Operator Administration and Air Operator Certificate is documented in FOD-ORO.
A Certificate of Approval is required for any organisation intending to conduct flying activities for training of student pilots or for recreational purposes.
Mandatory Occurrence Reporting (MOR) scheme allows aviation personnel to submit safety related occurrences reports which are kept in a database. Analyses of these reports are important for safety monitoring and reviews.
Accident Investigation is conducted by AAIB which reports direct to Ministry of Transport. Flight Operation Division will be roped in if our expertise is needed.