24 February 2015 by Administrator

Nasuruddin Bin Zainul Abidin
Director of Air Traffic Management Division
Tel : +603 8871 4225
Fax : +603 8881 0510
Email : nasuruddin@caam.gov.my

Suresh A/L V.B.Menon
Director of CAAM Peninsular Malaysia
Tel: 03 877 84133
Fax: 03 8778 4011
Email: suresh_menon@caam.gov.my

Hood Bin Mustapha
Director of CAAM Kuala Lumpur Air Traffic Control Centre
Tel: 03 78467808
Fax: 03 7845 6590
Email: hood@caam.gov.my

Omran Bin Zakaria
Director of CAAM KLIA
Tel: 03 8778 4111
Fax: 03 8778 4011
Email: omran@caam.gov.my

Johnli Bin Idek
Director of CAAM Sabah
Tel: 088 224911
Fax: 088 219198
Email: johnli@caam.gov.my

Ling Swee Ing
Director of CAAM Sarawak
Tel: 082 616532
Fax: 082 454523
Email: lingsweeing@caam.gov.my


The Air Traffic Management Division is the largest sector in the Civil Aviation Authority of Malaysia. There are 1149 Air Traffic Controllers and 201 administrative personnel in this sector, located throughout Malaysia. The Director of ATM Division is supported by Regional Director I (Peninsular Malaysia), Regional Director II (Sabah), Regional Director III (Sarawak), Director of KLIA and Director of KL Air Traffic Control Centre in the functionality of the sector.

The ATM Division is administered in two levels; headquarters and operations. The headquarters is located in Putrajaya while operations are located at various stations within Peninsular and East Malaysia. The Malaysian airspace is divided into the Kuala Lumpur and Kota Kinabalu Flight Information Regions (FIR). where operations are associated with air traffic control units. There are 2 air traffic control centres; in Kuala Lumpur and Kota Kinabalu, a sub-centre in Kuching as well as 12 Control Towers in Peninsular Malaysia, 4 in Sabah and 8 in Sarawak.


The Air Traffic Management Division is responsible for the provision of air traffic service for the safe and efficient conduct of flight within Malaysian airspace pursuant to the Chicago Convention 1947. Air Traffic Service is a generic term which encompasses air traffic control, advisory, flight information and alerting service.


The ICAO standard and recommended practices (SARPS) associated with the responsibility of ATM sector are those contained in

Annex 1 – Personnel licensing,
Annex 2 – Rules of the Air,
Annex 3 – Meteorological Service for International Air Navigation
Annex 4 – Aeronautical Charts,
Annex 5 – Units of Measurement to be used in Air and Ground Operations,
Annex 10 – Aeronautical Telecommunications
Annex 11 – Air Traffic Services,
Annex 12 – Search and Rescue,
Annex 14 – Aerodromes; and
Annex 15 – Aeronautical Information Services.

Other relevant documents are DOC 4444 – Air Traffic Management Procedures for Air Navigation, DOC 9859 – Safety Management System Manual, CIR 314 – Threat and Error Management (TEM), DOC 9910 – Normal Operations Safety Survey (NOSS), Doc 9426 – Air Traffic Services Planning Manual and DOC 9683 – Human Factors Manual.

In accomplishing its function the ATM Division carry out various activities at headquarters and operations levels, inclusive of:


  • Aeronautical Information Publication (AIP)
  • Aeronautical Information Services (AIS)
  • Airspace Planning and Management
  • Communication, Navigation and Surveillance (CNS) facilities
  • Collection of Air Navigation Facilities Charge (ANFC).
  • Development of flight procedures
  • Human resource management,
  • Development of ATC procedures
  • Safety management
  • Search and Rescue(SAR) and Air Safety
  • Performance Based Navigation (PBN)
  • ICAO Standard and Audit


  • Training of Air Traffic Controllers
  • Approach Radar Control service
  • Area Radar Control service
  • Approach Procedure Control service
  • Area Procedure Control service
  • Aerodrome Control service
  • Flight Information service
  • Aeronautical Mobile Service
  • Search and Rescue Coordinating service