DGCA (Directorate General of Civil Aviation) - Lebanon

Visiting address

Postal address

Beirut International Airport

Kaldeh, Beirut



Tel +961 162 91 91 / 2

Fax +961 162 90 13


Association information

Who are we?

The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) is one of the Directorates associated to the Ministry of Public Works and Transport (MPWT), which is governed by the Regulatory Decree number 1610 dated on the 26th of July 1971. 

The DGCA's hierarchy is composed of the Directorate of Airports, the Directorate of Technical Exploitation, nine technical and administrative departments, the Airport Presidency and the Diwan (Court/Office of the directorate). Its mission is to regulate and operate Beirut Rafic Hariri International Airport (BRHIA), which is Lebanon's portal to the world.

This Directorate General groups some of the best administrative personnel and finest technical experts in aviation control, aviation safety, air transport, facility and equipment maintenance, meteorology and telecommunications, to whom we add up the engineers who supervise and oversee the studies, researches and rehabilitation projects. This whole staff, along with a team of health care specialists and firefighters, strive together to ensure the best operation of civil aviation, keeping up to date with the latest scientific and technological advances on one hand, and abiding by the rules, laws and standards that are imposed by international agreements and conventions within the scope of civil aviation and its safety on the other hand. 

The DGCA has taken upon itself to coordinate with the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), and with all other civil aviation bodies and administrations, and other foreign airports in order to contribute to the development and build-up of the civil aviation sector. It aspires to be the glowing faces of Lebanon. 

We are keen to adopt transparency in our internal administrative tasks in order to facilitate the task of approved aviation and cargo companies operating in BRHIA, and to facilitate citizen's and passengers' transactions, whether arriving or departing from Lebanon.

We strive, as well, to sign agreements to enable direct flights with other countries to ensure a better connection between the Lebanese resident and the Lebanese emigrant.

Our aim was and will always be to preserve the leading position of Lebanon in the Civil Aviation sector.

Air Navigation Department

Air Navigation Department is one of the departments that compose the Directorate General of Civil Aviation; which is the responsible authority for the provision of air traffic services for the entire territory of Lebanon, including its territorial waters as well as the airspace over the high seas within the Beirut FIR.

The Air Traffic Services is provided in accordance with the provision contained in the following ICAO documents:

  • Annexe 2: Rules of the Air.
  • Annex 11: Air Traffic Services.
  • Doc 4444: Procedures for Air Navigation Services - Air Traffic Management.
  • Doc 8168 : Procedures for Air Navigation Services Aircraft Operations (PANS-OPS)
  • Doc 7030: Regional Supplementary Procedures

Air Traffic Control Services within the BEIRUT FIR are provided by the Beirut Area Control Centre, the Beirut Aerodrome Control Services and the Aeronautical Information Services.

The objectives of the Beirut Air Traffic Services are to:

a) Prevent collisions between aircraft;

b) Prevent collisions between aircraft on the maneuvering area and Obstructions on that area;

c) Expedite and maintain an orderly flow of air traffic;

d) Provide advice and information useful for the safe and efficient conduct of flights;

e) Notify appropriate organizations regarding aircraft in need of search and rescue aid, and assist such organizations as required.

The Aeronautical Information Service, as a division of the Air Navigation Department, ensures the flow of information necessary for the safety, regularity and efficiency of international and national air navigation within the entire territory of Lebanon and for the airspace over the high seas encompassed by the Beirut Flight Information Region. It consists of AIS Headquarters, International NOTAM Office (NOF) and a Briefing Office for (FPLs).

AIS units currently established at Rafic Hariri International Airport – Beirut.

This service is provided in accordance with the provisions contained in ICAO Annex 15: Aeronautical Information Services and the guidance material contained in the Aeronautical Information Service Manual (Doc 8126).

The aeronautical information is provided in the form of the Integrated Aeronautical Information Package consisting of the following elements:

  • Aeronautical Information Publication (AIP);
  • Amendment service to the AIP (AIP AMDT);
  • Supplement to the AIP (AIP SUP);
  • NOTAM and Pre-flight Information Bulletins (PIB);
  • Aeronautical Information Circulars (AIC);
  • Checklists and summaries.