Safety, Security and Air Transport
The General Authority of Civil Aviation’s Safety, Security and Air Transport Sector is the legislative, regulatory and governing body of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia’s aviation industry.
The sector issues and updates codes and regulations in sync with international developments. The sector also issues and renews licenses, accreditations and certificates pertaining to the civil aviation industry in accordance with code and regulations, ensures compliance with regulations and procedures, and conducts regular checks to guarantee the highest possible levels of safety. It also implements environmental protection projects.
The sector participates in laying air transportation strategies in the Kingdom and works to increase the civil aviation industry’s contribution to the Kingdom’s gross domestic product.
In partnership with other government sectors, the sector handles Hajj and Umrah flight permits.