Flight Operations

Air Operators desiring to engage in air operations in the Republic of Kosovo shall obtain and possess a current and valid Air Operator’s Certificate (AOC) issued by the CAAK.

In order to obtain the necessary certificates and licences, air operators have to comply with the legal and operational conditions that are specified by Kosovo, EU and ICAO legislation. The CAAK is also the authority responsible for prosecution and administrative proceedings if the relevant regulations are not complied with.

The Flight Operations Section conducts oversight of air operators through assessments of general flight operations, including operations manuals and quality systems. All licences for flight operations are subject to the Section’s control and approval. The Flight Operations Section oversees commercial and private aviation. Assessments of ferry flights are carried out, as well as technical assessments of national and foreign aircraft. Furthermore, Flight Operations Inspectors monitor specific flights and verify whether they are conducted in accordance with current rules.

Certification applies to commercial aviation companies in accordance with the provisions of Regulation No. 4/2015 (Air Operations). It includes and carries out the functions related to:

  • Issuance, extension of validity and changes of Air Operator Certificate and the relevant special approvals (CAT II, CAT III, LVTO, MNPS, ETOPS, RNAV, RNP, Dangerous Goods, CC Initial Safety Training and attestation);
  • Issuance of the approvals for the performance of Non-Commercial Operations with Complex Motor Powered Aircraft (NCC) / Specialized Operations (SPO);
  • Issuance of the approvals for non-commercial operations with other than complex motor powered aircraft (NCO);
  • Issuance of the approvals for the Non-Commercial Operations with other than Motor Powered Aircraft;
  • The implementation of continuous monitoring of compliance with prescribed conditions and the safety oversight of operations;
  • Safety Assessment of Foreign Aircraft (SAFA);
  • Cooperation with the Ministry of Infrastructure of the Republic of Kosovo related to procedures for issuance of operational licenses to commercial air carriers;

This section also contains all relevant information for commercial helicopter operations and the corresponding legal bases.

For correct application of the applicable regulations it is essential to know the definition of complex motor powered aircraft:


  • with a maximum certificated take-off mass exceeding 5 700 kg, or
  • certificated for a maximum passenger seating configuration of more than nineteen, or
  • certificated for operation with a minimum crew of at least two pilots, or
  • equipped with turbojet engine(s) or more than one turboprop engine, or


  • with a maximum take-off mass exceeding 3 175 kg, or
  • with a maximum passenger seating configuration of more than nine, or
  • for operation with a minimum crew of at least two pilots, or

aircraft with a tilt rotor.


08-2019 Laying down detailed rules for the operation of balloons pursuant to Regulation (CAA) no. 3/2009
07-2019 Amending Regulation (CAA) No. 4/2017 as regards the deletion of templates for the authorisations issued to third country operators and for the associated specifications
01-2019 Laying down technical requirements and administrative procedures related to air operations pursuant to CAA Regulation No. 03/2009
02-2018 Amending and Supplementing Regulation No. 1/2012 on the Conditions and Methods of use of Hang-Gliders and Paragliders
10-2017 Amendment of CAA Regulation no. 04/2015 as regards operations by Union air carriers of aircraft registered in a third country
09-2017 Reporting, analysis and follow-up of occurrences in civil aviation
04-2017 Laying down technical requirements and administrative procedures related to air operations of third country operators pursuant to CAA Regulation no. 03/2009
02-2017 Laying down common airspace usage requirements and operating procedures for airborne collision avoidance
01-2017 Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS)
10-2015 Establishment of a community list of air carriers subject to an operating ban within the community and on informing air transport passengers of the identity of the operating air carrier
04-2015 Air Operations
01-2015 Conditions and Methods of Transporting Dangerous Goods by Air (amending Regulation nr. 08/2014)
08-2014 Conditions and Methods of Transporting Dangerous Goods by Air
07-2014 Operation of aircraft
03-2014 Helicopter take-off and landing areas outside an aerodrome
06-2013 Rules of the Air
01-2012 Conditions and Methods of use of Hang-gliders and Paragliders
03-2010 Joint Aviation Authorities requirements and administrative procedures applicable to commercial air operations - helicopters - repealed by Regulation no. 4/2015

Technical Publications

TP 31 Questions catalogue for the knowledge test on Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS)
TP 29 Air Operator Certificate (AOC) Variation/Revision/Changes
TP 07 TP 07 - Air Operator Certificate (AOC) - First Certification
TP 10 SMS Manual for Maintenance and Flight Operations Organizations
TP 07 Air Operator Certificate - Guidance Material
TP 09 SMS Guidance Material for the Development of SMS Policy Manual


AACK-DSF-OPS-FRM 34 Confirmation of an Kosovo air carrier
AACK-DSF-OPS-FRM 33 Air Operator Certificate (AOC) – Variation/ Revision/Change
AAC-DSF-ATO-FRM 02 Application for a training organization (paraglider glider parachute)
AAC-DSF-ATO-FRM 01 Application for Part – ORA ATO Approval
AACK-DSF-GAT-FRM 22 Application form for GAT VFR approval
AACK-DSF-OPS-FRM 30 Application for approval or revision of a MEL
AACK-DSF-OPS-FRM 29 PBN approval application
AACK-DSF-OPS-FRM 28 Application for RVSM approval
AACK-DSF-OPS-FRM 27 Steep Approach Application Form
AACK-DSF-OPS-FRM 26 Operational demonstration form Auto-Approach and Auto-Land Performance
AACK-DSF-OPS-FRM 25 LVO approval application form
AACK-DSF-OPS-FRM 23 Application for ETOPS Operational Approval
AACK-DSF-OPS-FRM 22 Application for Electronic Flight Bag (EFB)
AACK-DSF-OPS-FRM 21 Application for RTF and Three Letter Designator
AACK-DSF-OPS-FRM 20 406 MHz ELT Registration Card
AACK-DSF-OPS-FRM 19 Application for CPDLC Operations approval
AACK-DSF-OPS-FRM 18 Aircraft vs STD Configuration Difference List
AACK-DSF-OPS-FRM 17 Application for Approval to Use a Qualified Flight Simulation Training Device (FSTD)
AACK-DSF-OPS-FRM 15 Application form for approving CC training programmes
AACK-DSF-OPS-FRM 14 Application for authorisation of high risk commercial specialised operations
AACK-DSF-OPS-FRM 13 Compliance Checklist and Statement - Annex V Part SPA
AACK-DSF-OPS-FRM 12 Statement of compliance form with PART CAT SUBPART D (IDE) and PART SPA
AACK-DSF-OPS-FRM 10 Aircraft lease agreement approval application
AACK-DSF-OPS-FRM 09 Opertor's Declaration NCC&COM SPO
AACK-DSF-OPS-FRM 08 AOC issue, variation, renewal schedule of events
AACK-DSF-OPS-FRM 06 Application for Exemption
AACK-DSF-OPS-FRM 05 Details of management personnel EASA-FORM 4
AACK-DSF-OPS-FRM 04 Notice of Proposed Revisions - Amendments (NPRA)
AACK-DSF-OPS-FRM 01 Application for an Air Operator Certificate (AOC)