Addressing the complex task of ensuring airworthiness of civil aviation equipment the IAC created the regulatory certification structure that consists of Aviation Regulations (AR) harmonized with the similar regulations of the USA (FAR) and United Europe (JAR/CS). On this basis the IAC certificates all aircraft and its components, as well as aircraft engines manufactured by contracting states of the Agreement. All works are carried out in close collaboration with development design offices and research institutes of aviation industry supported by General designers of aeronautical equipment. Aeronautical equipment of third countries is certified by the IAC in accordance with manufacturer’s request and aviation authorities of state of designer. The IAC issues type Certificates for aeronautical equipment and its components which are common for all contracting states of the Agreement, recognized and valid at their territories. The IAC regularly verifies the compliance of facilities with issued type Certificate and organizations-designers with manufacture Certificate. The IAC concluded Agreements in the field of airworthiness with the leading aviation states (the USA, China, India, Canada, EU states, Brazil, Israel, South Africa, Indonesia, Egypt, Chilly, Mexico, Iran and others).
Aviation Regulations system created by the IAC is basic for international aerodromes and their equipment certification. Appropriate AR are approved and adopted by contracting states of the Agreement. Certificates for international categorized aerodromes and its equipment issued by the IAC are recognized and valid at all territories of contracting states of the Agreement.
The IAC investigates all aircraft accidents of contracting states of the Agreement both within and outside their territories and within the framework of agreements with other states. The main principle of the IAC investigation system – independence. This is consistent with the ICAO, IATA recommendations and European Community Directive concerning independent accident investigation. The IAC accident investigation activity fully complies with recommended international practice (Annex 13 to Chicago Convention on international civil aviation).
The IAC main goals are coordination of making and implementation of policy in the field of civil aviation functioning with a high degree of safety and meeting economic interests of contracting states of the Agreement, creation of economic and organizational conditions ensuring availability of aviation operations based on fair competition. The IAC coordinates the contracting states of the Agreement collaboration in the field of aviation specialists training, tariff policy, border-crossing and customs procedures facilitation, cooperation in emergency situations and adoption of general measures to counteract aviation terrorism, aviation medicine and others.
Coordination of national programs harmonization for the development of ATM systems of the contracting states of the Agreement is based on implementation of provisions of Concept on harmonization of ATM national systems adopted by heads of contracting states of the Agreement. Provided that closer attention is paid to solving problems of aircraft safety control, aviation security, implementation of the ICAO Global ATM operational concept provisions and Conception of transition to prospective means and systems of communication, navigation, surveillance (CNS/ATM) in order to integrate in European and global air navigation system based on international standards. The IAC collaborates with the ICAO European Office and Eurocontrol on different aspects of SMS in air traffic management.
The IAC takes part in implementation of the ICAO-IAC projects aimed at the development of flight safety in contracting states of the Agreement based on global harmonization of national legislation, norms and regulations with international norms and standards and training of aviation specialists of contracting states of the Agreement in the ICAO programs.