Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal (CAAN)
Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal (CAAN) was established as an autonomous regulatory body on 31 December 1998 with statuary power conferred by Nepal Civil Aviation Authority Act 1996. CAAN is the regulator for whole civil aviation activities as well as the service provider in the areas of Air Navigation Services and Aerodrome Operations.CAAN follows business principles while discharging its service provision functions. It is one of the profit making organizations and one of the major revenue contributing Government undertakings in Nepal.
As an ANSP, CAAN is responsible for the installation and maintenance of CNS/ATM infrastructure in the country. It provides air traffic services within Kathmandu FIR, the only FIR of the country, by more than 147 ATS operational personnel among 1122 total employees of the organization. It operates 12 aerodrome control towers and one ACC. It also provides flight procedure design service.
As an Aerodrome Operator, CAAN is responsible for operation, management and maintenance of 54 Airports which include 1 international airport and 53 domestic airports. Despite the aerodrome operations functions, it is actively involved in the development of major airport infrastructures namely the Gautam Buddha International Airport and Pokhara International Airport as well as in the development and maintenance of other domestic airports.