GEN 1.6  Summary of national regulations and international agreements/conventions

1.   Introduction

1.1  The civil aviation legislation of the Republic of Albania consists of the Air Code and related regulations affecting air navigation, together with International Agreements/Conventions ratified by the Republic of Albania. It is essential that anyone engaged in air operations be acquainted with the relevant regulations.
1.2  Copies of these documents may be obtained from the Civil Aviation Authority of Albania (see GEN 1.1).

2.   National Regulations

Title
Air Code of the Republic of Albania, 2008 (as amended)
Regulation on common rules for the flexible use of airspace, 2010
Regulation on the interoperability of the European Air Traffic Management network, 2010
Regulation on requirements for the application of a flight message transfer protocol used for the purpose of notification, coordination and transfer of flights between air traffic control units, 2010
Regulation on requirements on procedures for flight plans in the pre-flight phase for the single European sky, 2010
Regulation on software in air traffic management systems, 2010
Regulation on requirements on air-ground voice channel spacing for the single European sky, 2010
Regulation on common requirements for the provision of air navigation services, 2011
Regulation on common rules in the field of civil aviation, 2011 (as amended)
Regulation on common rules for the allocation of slots at international airports in Albania, 2011
Regulation on safety oversight in air traffic management and air navigation services, 2011
Regulation on occurrence reporting in civil aviation, 2011
Regulation on rules of the air, 2012
Regulation on air traffic services, 2012
Regulation on aeronautical information services, 2012
Regulation on aeronautical charts, 2012
Regulation on meteorological service for international air navigation, 2012
Regulation on instrument flight procedures including standard departure and arrival routes (SID/STAR), 2012
Regulation on the flight inspection of navigation aids, 2012
Regulation on safety oversight in air traffic management, 2012
Regulation on requirements for automatic systems for the exchange of flight data for the purpose of notification, coordination and transfer of flights between air traffic control units, 2012
Regulation on technical requirements and administrative procedures relating to air traffic controllers' licences and certificates, 2012
Regulation on certification and registration of civil aerodromes in Albania, 2012
Regulation on establishing a software safety assurance system to be implemented by air navigation service providers, 2012
Regulation on registration of Albanian civil aircraft, 2012
Regulation on a common charging scheme for air navigation services, 2013
Regulation on technical requirements and administrative procedures related to air operations, 2014 (as amended)
Regulation on operation of ultralight aircraft, 2014
Regulation on common rules on air traffic flow management, 2014
Regulation on requirements for the quality of aeronautical data and aeronautical information, 2014
Regulation on environmental protection from civil aircraft noise, 2014
Regulation on implementing rules for the airworthiness and environmental certification of aircraft and related products, parts and appliances, as well as for the certification of design and production organisations, 2014
Regulation on safety evaluation of foreign-country aircraft using international airports in Albania, 2014
Regulation on requirements for the evaluation of safety-related changes in air traffic services, 2015

3.   International Agreements/Conventions

Title
Convention on International Civil Aviation (Chicago Convention 1947)
Convention for the Unification of Certain Rules Relating to International Carriage by Air (Warsaw Convention 1929)
Convention on the International Recognition of Rights in Aircraft (Geneva Convention 1948)
Convention on Offences and Certain Other Acts Committed on Board Aircraft (Tokyo Convention 1963)
Convention for the Unification of Certain Rules for International Carriage by Air (Montreal Convention 1999)
Convention for the Suppression of Unlawful Acts against the Safety of Civil Aviation (Montreal Convention 1971)
Convention for the Suppression of Unlawful Seizure of Aircraft (Hague Convention 1970)
International Air Transport Agreement
International Air Services Transit Agreement
EUROCONTROL International Convention relating to Cooperation for the Safety of Air Navigation (Brussels 1960)
Multilateral Agreement with EUROCONTROL relating to Route Charges (Brussels 1981)
Multilateral Agreement between the European Community and its Member States, the Republic of Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, the Republic of Bulgaria, the Republic of Croatia, the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, the Republic of Iceland, the Republic of Montenegro, the Kingdom of Norway, Romania, the Republic of Serbia and the United Nations Interim Administration Mission in Kosovo on the Establishment of a European Common Aviation Area (Luxembourg 2006)
Agreement between the Council of Ministers of the Republic of Albania and the European Community on certain aspects of air services (Salzburg 2006)