2.2 Iraq Aviation

Key airport information may also be found at:

The Iraq Civil Aviation Authority (ICAA)

The Iraq Civil Aviation Authority (ICAA) is the government body responsible for all aviation activities in Iraq under the provisions of Annex 9 (Facilitation) of the Chicago Convention. Its responsibilities and activities include:

  • Coordinating with other Iraq agencies for the development and implementation of policy and coordination of ICAO matters, granting flight authorizations, enforcing safety laws, and enforcing economic restrictions.
  • Airspace policy, flight permissions, safety regulations, and economic regulations.

New carriers wishing to operate in Iraq must receive full approval/clearance from ICAA prior to flight commencement.

For more information on government agency and airport company contact information, please see the following links: 4.1 Government Contact List and 4.5 Airport Companies Contact List.

Procedures for Foreign Registered Aircraft

All new carriers desiring to operate in or over Iraq must provide the following information to the ICAA:

  1. Air Operator Applicant Information.
  2. The ICAA requests all Air operators to apply packet to the ICAA.

The application shall include:

  • A formal letter explaining the proposed request for operation into Iraq.
  • Copy of Air Operator certificate with operation specification or equivalent document.
  • Copy of valid Aircraft Airworthiness certificate.
  • Copy of valid Aircraft Registration
  • Copy of applicable pilot certificates and medicals.
  • Proof of insurance (including any war risk clause).
  • Copy of legal corporate or company papers.
  • Ownership of the Air carrier.
  • Size of the Air carrier fleet (Owned/leased by the Air carrier).
  • Original copy of lease contract.
  • Principal place of Business.
  • Official agent in Iraq.
  • Air carrier code – IATA.
  • Name of the ground handling agent in the airport.
  • Type of commercial agreement with the national carrier (IAW).
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