The Civil Aviation Agency is an independent legal person, which performs public authority in accordance with Law on Air Traffic. The Government of Montenegro founded the Agency in 2009. The Agency’s headquarters is in Podgorica. The Agency is independent in performing the activities from its competence and responds to the Government for its work.
The competence of the Agency is determined by the Law on Air Traffic, which stipulates that the Agency:
Issues an air operator’s certificate and an operating license, issues a certificate on aircraft type, certificate of airworthiness, certificate of airworthiness check, certificate of registration, issues a certificate of compliance to the aircraft maintenance officer, issues a certificate of fulfilment of conditions to the legal entity for professional training of aviation personnel, issues a certificate and approval for the use of civil airport, issues permits and authorisations to civil aviation personnel, adopts general acts in accordance with this law and acts for implementation of CAA agreement (Multilateral Agreement between the European Community and its Member States and the Republic of Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, the Republic of Bulgaria, the Republic of Croatia, the former Yogoslav Republic of Macedonia, the Republic of Iceland, the Republic of Montenegro, the Kingdom of Norway, Romania, the Republic of Serbia and the Interim Mission United Nations Law in Kosovo) on the establishment of a European Common Aviation Area Agreement, international standards and recommended practices in the field of civil aviation, and in particular ICAO, ECEC, EASA and ECAO standards, procedures and recommended practices; EUROCONTROL, with the consent of the Ministry of Transport and Maritime Affairs, adopts acts ordering measures to establish the safety of the functional system in order to protect air safety, maintains registers and records in accordance with this las, inspects the implementation of this law and concluded international contracts, continuously monitors the fulfilment of conditions in accordance with the Law, cooperates with the bodies of other states responsible for civil aviation and to perform other tasks in accordance with this Law and the Stature of the Agency.