Dominican Republic


With the approval of the No. 491-06 of Civil Aviation of the Dominican Republic 28 2006 December, Law were clearly differentiated roles and legal responsibilities of the Civil Aviation Board (JAC) and the Dominican Institute of Civil Aviation ( IDAC), definitely overcoming the duality of functions under the Act was repealed 505 the former Directorate General of Civil Aviation. The new legal instrument gives the JAC the power to issue commercial air policies, regulate economic aspects of air transport and the important mission as an agency of the executive branch, to advise the President of the Republic in all matters relating to Aviation commercial of the Dominican Republic. The FAA, for its part, is instituted with the mission to regulate, certify, monitor, providing air navigation services and promote sustainable development of civil aviation, overseeing compliance with national and international standards and managing safety in the aeronautical activity.

The Civil Aviation Board is composed as follows:

  • A president, appointed by the Executive;
  • The Secretary of State for Tourism, who will replace the president in meetings in case of absence;
  • The Director or Director General of IDAC;
  • The Legal Counsel of the Executive Branch;
  • Two air transport specialists representing the private sector appointed by the Executive;
  • Officer General of the Dominican Air Force (FAD), who will be a pilot, recommended by the Chief of Staff of the agency and appointed by the Executive;
  • The Director or Director General of the Specialized Airport Security Corps and Civil Aviation (CESAC);
  • A representative of the private tourism sector unregulated Dominican Republic, appointed by the Executive;
  • The Director of the Airport Department, and
  • The Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs.

Law No. 491-06 Civil Aviation (Art.268) creates the Investigating Aviation Accident Commission (CIAA) with the obligation to investigate accidents and serious incidents involving civil aircraft within the territory of the Dominican Republic and occurred Dominican aircraft registration in international airspace and waters not under the sovereignty of another State. The CIAA also has the authority to participate in the investigation of accidents and serious incidents involving aircraft registered in the Dominican Republic and occurring in the territory of a foreign country in accordance with any treaty, convention, agreement or other arrangement between Dominican republic and the country where the accident occurred.

It is the certificate issued by the Director or Director General of the Dominican Civil Aviation Institute (IDAC), which authorizes an air operator to perform certain operations of commercial air transport.

It is the certificate issued by the Civil Aviation Board to verify that the person concerned has economic and financial capacity for air transport services. This certificate is issued upon formal request by the interested party, in which the information required in accordance with existing regulations, such as will be provided:

  1. name and nationality of the applicant;

  2. nature of the traffic you want to explode, whether scheduled or non, domestic or international flights;

  3. routes or areas that intends to operate;

  4. airfields or facilities intended use, and

  5. the necessary documents to prove their suitability and their economic and financial capacity.

The Civil Aviation Law provides simplify the processing and ensure uniformity of procedures in the application of the standards recommended by the International Organisation of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) in order to facilitate and expedite air transportation methods in the office and receiving the aircraft, loading and unloading, baggage, cargo and mail, as well as revisions to practice the customs authorities, health and migration. As a body responsible for coordination procedures and that requires the facilitation of entry, transit and departure of aircraft, passengers, cargo and mail in the country, the law creates the National Facilitation Committee, as attached to the JAC organ.

The relationship between the carriers and users are generally patterned by Montreal and Warsaw Conventions. On the matter exists No.353-87 Resolution on the regime passenger service by overbooking of seats and denied boarding, available on the website of the institution.

The Facilitation Committee of the JAC has been serving the public a "User's Guide Air Transport" passenger-oriented, in order to inform and guide you about everything concerning the use of this means of transport. This guide is not itself a regulation in this regard, but generally includes the content of Warsaw and Montreal Conventions, which pautan relations between the carrier and the user. The User Guide Air Transport is available on the Web site of the institution.

Statistics Division of the Department of Air Transport of the JAC quarterly generates a statistical report that includes:

  1. passengers transported per month;

  2. operations performed per month;

  3. passengers carried by type of flight;

  4. flight operations by type;

  5. passengers carried by airports;

  6. passengers carried by airlines, and

  7. passengers carried by routes.

These reports are available on the Web site of the institution.

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