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Civil Aviation Registry-Airmen Certification Branch

Responsibilities

The Airmen Certification Branch has final authority for the issuance of permanent airman certificates, maintenance of certification records, and issues over 350,000 certificates each year. Of the more than 6 million airmen records, approximately 1.1 million are considered to be active pilots. Certificates are issued for:

  • Pilots
  • Flight Engineers
  • Flight and Ground Instructors
  • Aircraft Dispatchers
  • Mechanics
  • Repairmen
  • Parachute Riggers
  • Control Tower Operators
  • Flight Navigators
  • Flight Attendants

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