Department of Civil Aviation (DCAL) (Laos)
The Department of Civil Aviation, Lao PDR (DCAL) is the regulatory body for aviation safety matters in the Lao People’s Democratic Republic. Inspectors from Flight Safety Division (Airworthiness, Flight Operation, Flight Standard, Personnel Licensing Section), Air Navigation Division, Aeronautical Telecommunication Division, Aerodrome Division and Aviation Security Division are appointed by the Director General Civil Aviation (DGCA) and are responsible for the Safety Oversight on all aviation safety matters.
DCAL is one of 11 departments under the peruse of Ministry of Public Works & Transport (MPWT) established under the Ministerial Decision №. 15702/MPWT dated 1st September 2014. It has the overall policy responsibility to assist MPWT concerning all general administration matters on civil aviation affairs within Lao PDR's Flight Information Region (LAO FIR)
The Minister has authorized the Director General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) as the appropriate authority and executive agent on all Aviation Security matters in Lao PDR and to exercise or perform on his behalf any of his powers or duties. DGCA has the power to issue directives or instructions, such as Airworthiness Notices and Flight Operations Notices, as necessary for the regulation and safe management of civil aviation.See more