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Civil Aviation Department (Hong Kong)

Civil Aviation Department

Agency overview
Formed 1946
Headquarters Civil Aviation Department Headquarters, 1 Tung Fai Road, Hong Kong International Airport, Lantau, Hong Kong
Employees 691 (March 2008) [1]
Annual budget 677.5m HKD (2008-09) [2]
Agency executive Norman SM Lo, JP, Director-General of Civil Aviation

The Civil Aviation Department (Chinese: 民航處, Cantonese: man4 hong4 cyu3, Mandarin: Mínháng Chù) is the Civil aviation authority of Hong Kong, headquartered at Hong Kong International Airport. The department is responsible for providing air traffic control services to all aircraft operating within the Hong Kong Flight Information Region. It reports to the Transport and Housing Bureau of the Hong Kong Government. The current Director-General of Civil Aviation is Norman Lo.

The CAD was also responsible for managing the former Hong Kong International Airport at Kai Tak, until it was retired and replaced by the new Hong Kong International Airport managed by the Airport Authority.

Both the Flight Standards & Airworthiness Division and Accident Investigation Division of the CAD investigates aviation accidents and incidents.[1][2]

During British rule, CAD was not a sub-unit of the Civil Aviation Authority (United Kingdom). Since 1997, CAD maintains independence from the Civil Aviation Administration of China.


  • Facilities 1
  • See also 2
  • References 3
  • External links 4


The agency has its headquarters at Hong Kong International Airport on Lantau Island.[3] Previously it was on the 46th floor of the Queensway Government Offices.[4]

See also


  1. ^ "Accident Investigation Division." Civil Aviation Department. Retrieved on 9 June 2009.
  2. ^
  3. ^ "Contact Us." Civil Aviation Department. Retrieved on August 11, 2014. "Director-General of Civil Aviation, Civil Aviation Department Headquarters, 1 Tung Fai Road, Hong Kong International Airport, Lantau, Hong Kong " Traditional Chinese address: "來函民航處處長 香港大嶼山香港國際機場 東輝路1號 民航處總部辦公大樓", Simplified Chinese address: "来函民航处处长 香港大屿山香港国际机场 东辉路1号 民航处总部办公大楼"
  4. ^ "Comments and Enquiries." Civil Aviation Department. Retrieved on 3 May 2010. "46/F, Queensway Government Offices, 66 Queensway, Hong Kong"

External links

  • (English)/(traditional Chinese)/(simplified Chinese) Civil Aviation Department
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