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History

Key milestones in the history of civil aviation in the Czech Republic:

  • 1944 Czechoslovakia becomes a member of ICAO
  • 1965 State Aviation Inspectorate is established
  • 1970 Czechoslovakia and USA sign a bilateral agreement
  • 1991 Czechoslovakia becomes a member of ECAC
  • 1995 State Aviation Inspectorate and FAA conclude an agreement on operating procedures
  • 1996 Czech Republic becomes a candidate member in JAA
  • 1996 Czech Republic becomes a member of EUROCONTROL
  • 1997 CAA CZ is established under Section 3 of the Act No. 49/1997 Coll. on Civil Aviation
  • 2000 Czech Republic becomes a full member of JAA
  • 2004 Czech Republic becomes a member of EU,resulting in direct applicability of EU regulations and implementation of EU directives
  • 2005 CAA CZ and EASA conclude an agreement on mutual provision of services
  • 2018 Regulation (EU) 2018/1139 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 4 July 2018 on common rules in the field of civil aviation and establishing a European Union Aviation Safety Agency entered into force
  • 2021 CAA CZ concluded Memorandum of Understanding with National Cyber and Information Security Agency to enhance further cooperation

The Czech Republic respects and observes the standards and the principles recognized by ICAO, serving it as a benchmark to determine an acceptable level of safety in civil aviation.

As an EU member state, the Czech Republic ensures direct applicability of all the EU regulations in the area of civil aviation as well as proper implementation of EU directives. On 26 April 2005, CAA CZ and EASA agreed on mutual provision of services, allowing CAA CZ to join and integrate among other NAAs. To date, the organizations cooperated closely on various projects, including, among others, EU/U.S. International Aviation Safety Conference in 2007 held in Prague.