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The Bosnia and Herzegovina Directorate of Civil Aviation as an authority responsible for performing regulatory functions, oversight and issuing licenses, permits and certificates in the field of civil aviation and air traffic control, was established in 1997 with a goal to respond to the numerous obligations of Bosnia and Herzegovina as a Member State of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) and signatory to the Chicago Convention.

In addition, Bosnia and Herzegovina is a member of the European Civil Aviation Conference (ECAC), a full member of the Joint Aviation Authorities (JAA) and European Organization for the Safety of Air Navigation, and holds the observer status in the work of the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA).

Bosnia and Herzegovina ratified the European Common Aviation Area (ECAA) Agreement and signed a working arrangement with EASA, thus accepting the obligation to implement European Union regulations in the field of civil aviation.

The BHDCA was established as part of the Ministry of Communications and Transport of Bosnia and Herzegovina (MKTBIH), and its organization, management, competences and responsibilities are regulated by the Aviation Law of Bosnia and Herzegovina and by the Rulebook amending the Rulebook on the internal organization of the MKTBIH.


  • ICAO of 16. January 1993
  • ECAC of 27 september 2001
  • EUROCONTROL of 01 March 2004
  • FAB CE (Functional Airspace Block Central Europe ) of 05 May 2011
  • JAA of 03. December 2008 as full member


Ensuring air traffic safety through enhancing regulatory frameworks, certification and oversight of aviation entities, environmental protection, and user rights.

A civil aviation authority that is institutionally efficient, financially sustainable, environmentally and socially responsible.

Quality Policy Statement

The BHDCA is committed to maintaining and enhancing its Quality Management System in accordance with the international recommendations, standards (ICAO SARPs) and requirements of ISО 9001, with the objective to ensure an efficient and effective use of resources, identification and prevention of risks, understanding and meeting the requirements of all involved and interested parties, as well as attaining the organization’s goals in terms of quality of operations and provision of services.

The BHDCA will maintain and enhance communications between participants in the civil aviation system (aviation organizations, individuals, general public, employees), it will strive to achieve full satisfaction for all, always keeping in mind that the primary role of the BHDCA is to provide a high level of safety and the protection of the environment and public interest.

We will involve all our employees in the development of the organization, while using their knowledge and experiences in the process; we will highlight their contributions and ensure an environment in which all the employees will be motivated to achieve their full potential.

We will ensure an environment where all the employees continually improve their effectiveness and efficiency of the work processes and of our management system.

The BHDCA shall monitor, review and manage activities of all of its organizational parts and individuals with a view to fully implement this Policy. Therefore, it is the responsibility of the management to make all the employees fully aware of this Policy, of their daily tasks, authorities and responsibilities in the implementation of this policy through their day-to-day activities, to ensure availability of information and resources and to motivate them to a maximum to reach the set objectives.

This Policy shall be subject to constant review by the management, who shall be obliged to constantly enhance the Policy and amend it in a timely manner in accordance with any changes that take place in the business and social environment and to efficiently implement that enhanced and amended Policy through the Quality Management System.