Structure

CAA structure

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Audit and Quality Management Division

Supervises the internal control system
Develops, implements and maintains the Quality Control System of CAA in conformity to requirements of ISO 9001:2000

Financial Department

Carries out CAA's budget and financial planning
Carries out accounting and financial operations
Monitors expenditures and implementation of the budget
Ensures efficient use of CAA's financial resources
Prepares financial statements and statistic reports

Legal, Administrative and Personnel Division

Ensures legal operation of CAA, protects rights and interests thereof
Develops legal proposals for improvement of the structure and economical mechanism
Verifies conformity of instructions as well as drafts of other legal documents to law
Participates in development of draft laws and other regulatory draft documents

Aerodrome Standards and Safety Division

Develops normative documentation in the field of aerodrome operation
Certifies civil aviation aerodromes, issues certificates and ensures public supervision of aerodromes and operators thereof
Coordinates operation and construction of specific aerodrome systems and objects which could affect the flight safety
Provides public supervision of designing, construction and operation of aerodromes from the perspective of flight safety
Coordinates construction, installation and placement of objects that are potentially dangerous for aircraft flights
Represents the Civil Aviation Agency of Latvia in work and management groups  of international organizations in the field of aerodromes

Aeromedical division

Reviews the state of health of the flight crew members and applicants, and issues medical conclusion (medical certificate) of the appropriate class.
Co-ordinates certification of the Aeromedical Centre (AMC) and the Authorized Medical Examiners (AME), carries out supervision thereof.
Organizes training courses, approved by CAA approved and in conformity to requirements of EASA / JAA, for doctors who will carry out medical examination of the aviation personnel.
Develops the draft normative documents in the field of the civil aviation medicine, based on the ICAO and EASA / JAA requirements.
Carries out data accounting, archiving and submits information on the health certificates granted by the CAA Aviation Medical Part.
Co-ordinates the first aid training in the aircraft flight crew and cabin crew.
Develops the necessary regulatory documents, regulations and procedures related to the aviation medicine.
Evaluates the aircraft operator's "Training Manual" requirements and procedures to be carried out on the conformity of the training of personnel to the requirements of aviation medicine.
Participates in the investigation of the aviation accidents.
Participates in the standardization audits according to the EASA Standardization Audit Procedures.

Personnel Licensing Division

Issues the Flight Crew Licenses,
Validate Pilot licenses of non-JAA States,
Approves training programmes, training courses, training organizations of aviation personnel,
Performs the oversight, monitoring and administration functions in the field of Flight Crew licencing and certification, in accordance with the Regulations.
Designates and approves instructors and examiners,
Develops draft laws and regulations in the field of certification of the Flight Crew,
Cooperates with the International Civil Aviation institutions and those of the Republic of Latvia in the field of certification of the Flight Crew.

Aircraft Operations Division

Maintains database of accidents in the civil aviation.
Carries out certification of aircraft operators.
Performs supervision of operation of commercial and general aviation.
Carries out inspections of the conformity of the third country’s aircraft equipment, crew and documentation within the frame of SAFA programme.
Develops draft legislative enactments governing operation in the field of civil aviation.
Carries out analysis of safety risks and develops preventive measures thereof.
Prepares public report on the situation in the area of civil aviation flight safety in the state.
Prepares information to ICAO on differences in requirements of the national civil aviation documentation and those of ICAO standards.
In cooperation with the Food and Veterinary Service (PVD) ensures supervision of the food circulation in operation of aircraft operators and food companies.
Ensures implementation and fulfilment of passenger health protection measures in operation of aircraft operators and airports in the Republic of Latvia.

Airworthiness Division

Registers aircrafts in the Civil Aviation Aircraft Register of the Republic of Latvia
Evaluates the airworthiness of aircrafts and issues the Airworthiness Certificates
Issues the Aircraft Noise Level Certificates
Carries out certification and supervision of aircraft manufacturing organizations and approves related documentation
Carries out certification and supervision of aircraft maintenance organizations and approves related documentation
Carries out certification and supervision of aircraft airworthiness maintenance control organizations and approves related documentations
Carries out certification and supervision of aircraft technical maintenance personnel
Carries out certification and supervision of aircraft technical maintenance training organizations and approves related documentation
Develops draft legislative documents relating to aircraft airworthiness in the fields outside EU competence
Participates in the foreign aircraft safety assessment programme, carrying out inspections (SAFA programme)

Air Navigation Division

Certifies civil aviation air navigation service providers in the field of the air traffic management, communication, navigation and radiolocation, aviation meteorology and air navigation information.
Supervises safety of operation of the civil aviation air navigation service providers in the field of the air traffic management, communication, navigation and radiolocation, aviation meteorology, air navigation information, search and rescue.
Coordinates cooperation with EU structures in the field of air navigation services
Certifies the air traffic controllers
Carries out management of the civil aviation radio frequencies
Allocates aircraft emergency lighthouse and radiolocation mode S ground unit request and transponder codes
Registers and licenses the land communication, navigation and radiolocation tools
Coordinates cooperation of civil and military structures in the field of the air traffic management
Develops draft regulatory enactments related to air navigation
Prepares the air navigation information in accordance with international civil aviation standards for publishing in the national AIP
Prepares information to ICAO on differences in requirements of the national civil aviation documentation and those of ICAO standards, as well as on the preferable practice in air navigation services

Aviation Security Division

Develops draft normative documents to protect civil aviation against unlawful interference and harmonization with requirements of EU Regulations, and monitors fulfilment of requirements contained in these documents and the quality of measures.
Oversights compliance of airport and airline aviation security measures with requirements of the National Civil Aviation Security Programme.
Assists to airlines in the development of aviation security measures.
Approves training programmes for the airport and airline personnel involved in the maintenance of the civil aviation security, and monitors the process of the training.
Controls observance of aviation security measures in operation of the official cargo agents.
Evaluates and provides conclusions on conformity of airlines to shipping of dangerous cargos.
Prepares annual reports on the results of air security measures and supervision of quality control.

European Union and International Affairs Division

Represents the Civil Aviation Agency at the meetings of the Committee of the European Aviation Security Agency (EASA).
Ensures development of the national position in the field of civil aviation in a timely manner and at high quality.
Controls and supervises implementation of requirements of the European Union and the International Civil Aviation Organization and observing these requirements in the civil aviation institutions and organizations in Latvia.
Supervises implementation of requirements of the European Union civil aviation institutions and the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) in Latvia in accordance with the competence of the Civil Aviation Agency.
Supervises effective implementation and supervision of unified airspace elements in the Latvian civil aviation institutions and organizations.
Coordinates implementation of the detail design of the Unified European Airspace SESAR in Latvia.
Ensures formation of the Aviation Accident Information Centre (AAIC), as well as ensures activation and functioning of AAIC in case of an aviation accident.