About CAAC
Main Functions of CAAC

I. Develop industry development strategy, and mid and long-term plan for civil aviation, as well as ad hoc proposals concerning the planning of comprehensive transport system; propose plans, and the annual plan for civil aviation as required, direct the implementation of the plans, and conduct inspection and examination. Draft civil aviation-related laws, rules, and regulations, as well as policies and standards; advance institutional reform of the civil aviation industry.

II. Assume regulatory responsibilities for civil aviation’s flight safety and ground safety. Conduct certification, supervision and inspection of civil aircraft operators, airman training organizations, civil aeronautical products, and maintenance service providers; regulate the transport of dangerous goods by air; conduct nationality registration, and operational evaluation and examination of civil aircraft; provide oversight and management of flight procedures and minimum operations standards for airports; oversee and manage civil airmen’s qualification and civil aviation hygiene.

III. Conduct air traffic management for civil aviation. Make civil aviation airspace planning; establish and manage civil air routes; oversee and manage communications, navigation surveillance, aeronautical information, and aviation meteorology.

IV. Assume the regulatory responsibility for civil aviation security. Oversee and manage the security measures for civil aviation; deal with aircraft hijacking, bombing, and other acts of unlawful interference; conduct civil aviation safety examination; and oversee and manage the security, and firefighting and rescue operations at airports.

V. Develop standards for civil aircraft accidents and incidents, and investigate and deal with civil aircraft accidents as required. Organize and coordinate emergency response to civil aviation incidents; organize and coordinate major air transport operations and general aviation tasks; facilitate national defense mobilization.

VI. Oversee and manage the construction and safe operation of civil airports. Give approval to the site selection, overall planning, and engineering design for civil airports, and manage the licensing of airport use; manage environmental protection, land use, and obstacle clearance protection for civil airports; oversee and manage civil aviation engineering and construction quality.

VII. Regulate the market for air transport and general aviation. Oversee and inspect the standards and quality of civil aviation transport service; uphold the rights and interests of air travel consumers; conduct licensing management of air transport and general aviation activities.

VIII. Develop civil aviation pricing policies, and oversee the implementation; make recommendations for civil aviation fiscal and taxation policies. Assume the responsibility for the investment and management of civil aviation construction projects, and examine (approve) the application for the purchase and lease of civil aircraft, as provided in the mandate. Monitor financial results and operations of civil aviation; and take statistical responsibilities for the industry.

IX. Direct the development and application of major civil aviation scientific and technological projects; advance IT development. Provide guidance on civil aviation human resources development, R&D, education and training, and energy-saving and emission-reduction.

X. Conduct international cooperation and exchange in the field of civil aviation; safeguard China’s interests and rights in aviation; conduct exchange and cooperation with counterparts in Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan regions.

XI. Manage CAAC regional administrations, and aviation security agencies and air marshal corps directly under jurisdiction.

XII. Perform other tasks assigned by the State Council and the Ministry of Transport.