The Civil Aviation Authority is an administrative authority for certification, supervision and control in the field of civil aviation, which has the status of a legal person of public law with a form of legal organization of the Agency, financed from the state budget, based in Chisinau municipality, and is subordinated to the Ministry of Economy and Infrastructure.

The Authority's mission is to implement civil aviation policies and to monitor compliance by natural and legal persons with legislation in this area to ensure flight safety, aeronautical safety, consumer protection and occupational safety.