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The Civil Aviation Department (Chinese: 民航處, Cantonese: man4 hong4 cyu3, Mandarin: Mínháng Chù) is the Civil aviation authority of Hong Kong, headquartered on the 46th floor of the Queensway Government Offices. The department is responsible for providing air traffic control services to all aircraft operating within the Hong Kong Flight Information Region. It reports to the Transport and Housing Bureau of the Hong Kong Government. The current Director-General of Civil Aviation is Norman Lo.
The CAD was also responsible for managing the former Hong Kong International Airport at Kai Tak, until it was retired and replaced by the new Hong Kong International Airport managed by the Airport Authority.
The Accident Investigation Division of the CAD investigates aviation accidents and incidents.
During British rule, CAD was not a sub-unit of the Civil Aviation Authority (United Kingdom). Since 1997, CAD maintains independence from the Civil Aviation Administration of China.