Transport Department

The Air Transport Division is the focal point for matters associated to International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) and international aviation industry matters in general. It coordinates responses for compliance to international standards and other obligations. The Division works closely with airlines and other stakeholders in aviation to facilitate the sustainability and growth of the civil aviation industry.  The Air Transport Division also collects and disseminates statistics on aviation.

The primary role of the Air Transport Division is to promote a sustainable, economic and efficient air transport industry.

Issuance of Air Service Licences, Air Service Permits and Dangerous Goods Permits
A license or permit is required for carriage of passengers, mail or cargo for hire and reward.  In coordination with the Flight Operations and Airworthiness Sectors, the Division ensures that operators meet the requirements for an Air Service Licence or an Air Service Permit. Issuance of Dangerous Goods Permits is coordinated with Flight Operations Sector and Aviation Security Division.
International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO)
Suriname is an ICAO contracting country. The Division acts as a the focal point for ICAO matters and coordinates responses on standards and recommended practices,  Safety Oversight Audits, training programs and aviation related events.

This Division participates in managing aviation issues such as liberalisation on a regional and international level.

Statistics and data collected include aircraft movements, passenger movements, flight delays, cargo, mail and investment.