Pursuant to Law No. 03/L-051 on Civil Aviation, Aerodrome means a defined area on land or water (including any buildings, installations and equipment) which is used wholly or partly for the arrival, departure and surface movement of aircraft.
As described in the Law on Civil Aviation, the Chicago Convention on International Civil Aviation requires that all aerodromes open to civil public use under the jurisdiction of a State should ensure uniform conditions for the aircrafts which intend to use it. Furthermore, each State shall insure that aerodromes comply with the Standards and Recommended Practices (SARPs) developed by the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO).
In the Republic of Kosovo, the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) is responsible for certification, approval and registration of aerodromes available for civilian use, including heliports. To verify and ensure full implementation of the applicable local and international legislation, aerodromes inspectors continuously observe the aerodromes safety through audits, inspections and monitoring of their activities.
Depending on the nature of operations, annual traffic of passengers and aircraft movements for transportation of goods, civil aerodromes are categorized as certified aerodromes, approved airfields and registered aerodromes.