Civil Aviation

The Civil Aviation Directorate, also known as Transport Canada Civil Aviation (TCCA), promotes the safety of the national air transportation system through its regulatory framework and oversight activities.

What we do

We are responsible for advancing the safety of all aspects of civil aviation in Canada. (Civil aviation is distinguished from military aviation.)

As part of the regulatory framework, we develop policies, guidelines, regulations, standards and educational materials to advance civil aviation safety in Canada.

As part of our oversight activities, we verify that the aviation industry complies with the regulatory framework through certifications, assessments, validations, inspections and enforcement.


Learn more about: Transport Canada and Air Safety: Our Work Behind the Scenes
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