Arab Civil Aviation Organization (ACAO)

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Jun 1996, as Arab Civil Aviation Commission (ACAC), on signature of a treaty by Arab countries, replacing the previous Civil Aviation Council of Arab States (CACAS) – Conseil de l'aviation civile des Etats arabes or Arab Civil Aviation Council – Conseil arabe de l'aviation civile, set up 6 Nov 1967, which ceased to exist in Nov 1989. The Council was a specialized agency of LAS. ACAO also carries out the work of the previous Arab Civil Aviation Committee, set up under the auspices of LAS in May 1991, jointly by D-XD4017 - Arab Air Carriers' Organization (AACO) and representatives of Arab air carriers.


Enhance cooperation and coordination among Arab countries in the field of civil aviation; set a general plan for developing civil aviation in Arab countries and ensuring its safety; develop Arab civil aviation in order to meet the needs of Arab countries for a safe, secure and regular air transport.


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General Assembly (every 2 years). Executive Council (meets twice a year), comprising Chairman and 4 further members. Directorate General, headed by Director-General. Permanent experts. Committees comprising additional experts representing member states: Air Transport; Air Safety; Aviation Security; Air Navigation; Financial Control.


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GOAL 9: Industry, Innovation and InfrastructureGOAL 16: Peace and Justice Strong Institutions



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