Ministry of Civil Aviation (Egypt)


The Ministry of Civil Aviation of Egypt (MCA, ar, وزارة الطيران المدني) is the ministry in charge of
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The ministry sets civil aviation regulations, sets airworthiness and all flight rules, and air standards that must be met, making amendments, as needed. It ensures Egyptian airline and flight operations follow safety rules such as those put forth by International Aviation -
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(ECAA). One of the ministry's most important duties is to conduct investigations of airplane crashes and to provide progress reports on such investigations. Then the ministry negotiates the resumption of flights from the country that suffered the airline crash to or from Egypt. The ministry is supposed to manage the fair competition between state-run airlines such as EgyptAir and private airlines, of which there are 14 but private airlines complain that EgyptAir has monopolized the industry.


The ministry was established in 2002 by separating out the responsibilities for civil aviation from the Ministry of Transport and Communications. The Ministry of Civil Aviation is headquartered in
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. The Egyptian Civil Aviation Agency (ECAA, ar, الهيئة المصرية العامة للطيران المدنى), subordinate to the ministry, is the
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of Egypt. In early 2018, the Ministry of Civil Aviation, the Ministry of Tourism and other interested stakeholders discussed the roadblocks that ought to be addressed if the country is to develop the tourism sector near
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, where there is a small airport.


Ahmed Abdel Rahman Nasser Air Marshal Ahmed Abdel Rahman Nasser ( ar, أحمد عبد الرحمن ناصر) (born 29 March 1934) was a senior officer in the Egyptian Air Force who served as its commander from 1990 until 1996, when he reached retirement age. Thereafter, h ...
(2002) *Ahmed Shafiq (2002–2011) *Ibrahim Manaa (2011-2011) *Lotfi Mustafa Kamal (2011-2012) *Hussein Massoud (2012) *Alaa Ashour (2012) (announced for two hours but never sworn in) *Samir Imbabi (2012) *Wael El-Maadawi (2012-2013) *Abdel Aziz Fadel (2013–2014) *Mohamed Hossam Kamal (2014-2016) *Sharif Fathi (2016-2018) *Younes Hamed (June, 2018-2019) Mohamed Manar (2019–present)


* EgyptAir Flight 804 (2016-05-19) * EgyptAir Flight 990 (1999-10-31) * Flash Airlines Flight 604 (2004-01-03) * Metrojet Flight 9268 (2015-10-31)

See also

*Cabinet of Egypt


External links

Ministry of Civil Aviation official website

Egypt's Cabinet Database
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