Department of Civil Aviation Myanmar

Government Organization

To commit a safe, efficient, reliable and secure civil aviation system in Myanmar in accordance with the Myanmar Aircraft Act, the Myanmar Aircraft Rules and the obligations of the Convention on International Civil Aviation (Chicago, 1944) & the Annexes.


During the pre-independence period, the British Overseas Airways Corporation (BOAC) took responsibility for carrying out all of Myanmar’s civil aviation functions and after independence it was considered not appropriate for the aeronautical communications functions under the management of BOAC and through the efforts of efficient young communication engineers, the International Aeradio Limited (IAL) was contacted and Myanmar’s aeronautical communication functions were contracted to IAL and so the foundation for the future of Myanmar’s civil aviation communication sector was laid. With a view for the systematic development of international civil aviation, the Chicago Convention was signed at Chicago on April 4, 1947 and the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) was formed. Myanmar became a member state of the ICAO on August 8, 1948.