News Arianit Islami appointed acting Director General
The Government of the Republic of Kosovo on 12 May 2020 appointed Mr. Arianit Islami Acting Director General of the CAA.
Arianit Islami is a seasoned aviation professional, with more than 20 years of experience as a senior official in civil aviation, with remarkable academic and practical background. Since 1999 he has exercised various responsibilities in the civil aviation sector, initially in the industry and afterwards on the regulator side where he held the position of Director of Air Navigation Services Department. As an experienced expert, since 2009 he has also been engaged as a lecturer on the subject of Safety Management Systems (SMS), initially at Prishtina University, Faculty of Electrical and Computer Engineering, and College of Applied Technical Sciences Tempulli, and afterwards he also served as a lecturer in the “Advanced Master Safety Management in Aviation” programme organized by Ecole Nationale de l’Aviation Civile (ENAC) in France. Mr. Islami holds an Electrical Engineering Degree from the Faculty of Electrical and Computer Engineering of Prishtina University, and a Masters Degree from ENAC, France on Satellite-Based Communication, Navigation and Surveillance. Currently he is a PhD Candidate at the ENAC Laboratory and Paul Sabatier Univerity in Toulouse, France. Mr. Islami has also completed a significant number of professional trainings. In 2003 he received a Diploma with Distinction in Air Navigation Services Management and Diploma in Civil Aviation Management from IATA Aviation Training and Development Institute with centers in Montreal, Geneva and Singapore. He is also certified as a safety auditor by the EUROCONTROL Institute of Air Navigation Services and has successfully completed all the required trainings to accomplish tasks for which he is responsible. Since 2009 he is a member of the auditing team for the certification of air navigation service providers and verification of safety management systems. In this capacity he has participated in several certification audits in the region, specifically in Albania and Macedonia, within the scope of regional agreements, and internationally he participated in audits in France and French Polynesia, within the scope of the Twinning Project.