The Malaysian Civil Aviation regulator body known as DCA (Department of Civil Aviation) has been transformed into the Civil Aviation Authority of Malaysia (CAAM) effective 19 February 2018, through the formulation of the 2016 Civil Aviation Authority Bill.
The Bill, among others, provides provisions for the Ministry of Transport to appoint a chief executive officer (CEO) who is authorised to develop and encourage national civil aviation industrial development programmes, conduct research and be involved in search and rescue operations.
According to Minister of Transport Liow Tiong Lai, the statutory body, will be overseen by the transport ministry, and would regulate the safety and security aspects in line with the international civil aviation standards.
“The body will also be responsible to provide air navigation services within the Kuala Lumpur and Kota Kinabalu Flight Information Region, co-operate with any authority in charge with investigation of aircraft accident and serious incident,” he said in a statement
The CAAM will be helmed by;
Chairman: Azharuddin bin Abdul Rahman
CEO: Ahmad Nizar bin Zolfakar
Board Members, namely:
1. Dr. Chuah Hean Teik
2. Prof. Datuk Razali Mahfar
3. Kapten Ahmad Ridzwan bin Mohd Salleh
4. Kapten Mohamed Azharuddin bin Osman