Iraq CAA

About ICAA

The Iraq Civil Aviation Authority (ICAA) is the agency responsible for Iraq’s obligations under the provisions of Annex 9 (Facilitation) of the Chicago Convention. The ICAA is responsible for coordinating with other Iraq agencies for the development and implementation of policy and coordination of ICAO matters.

The (ICAA) is the specialist aviation regulator in Iraq. Its activities include airspace policy, flight permissions, safety regulations and economical regulations. New carriers wishing to operate in Iraq must receive full approval from ICAA prior to flight commencement.


The (ICAA) requests carriers/operators/dispatchers notify their flight crews of the following:

Iraq CAA Publishes a Ban List for Civil Aircraft:
The Ban List contains information on countries and air carriers prohibited from operating in commercial air transport into or from Iraqi airports. Click here to view the list.

The Iraq AIP is published in one volume, comprising of 3 books. The AIP is published in an electronic format as a portable document format (.pdf) file, in English only, for use in international and domestic operation, whether the flight is a commercial, military or private.

Click here to go to AIP Section
The forms section contains ICAA application forms and instructions. Most forms are in PDF file format.

Click here to go to Forms section


All new carriers desiring to operate in or over Iraq must provide the following information to the ICAA:

Air Operator Applicant Information
The Iraqi Civil Aviation Authority requests all Air operators to submit an application packet to:

Air Transportation Department
Baghdad International Airport
Babylon Terminal – 2nd floor
Baghdad – Iraq

The packet shall include:

  1. A formal letter explaining the proposed request for operation into Iraq.
  2. Copy of Air Operator certificate with operation specification or equivalent document.
  3. Copy of valid Aircraft Airworthiness certificate.
  4. Copy of valid Aircraft Registration
  5. Copy of applicable pilot certificates and medicals.
  6. Proof of insurance (including any war risk clause).
  7. Copy of legal corporate or company papers.
  8. Ownership of the Air carrier.
  9. Size of the Air carrier fleet (Owned/leased by the Air carrier).
  10. Original copy of lease contract.
  11. Principal place of Business.
  12. Official agent in Iraq.
  13. Air carrier code – IATA.
  14. Name of the ground handling agent in the airport.
  15. Type of commercial agreement with the national carrier (IAW).