Civil Aviation Organization (Iran)
The Civil Aviation Organization of Islamic Republic of Iran (CAO.IRI), (Persian: سازمان هواپیمایی کشوری جمهوری اسلامی ایران ) is Iran's civil aviation agency. It is the statutory corporation which oversees and regulates all aspects of civil aviation in Iran. The organization was established in July 1946 and its headquartered at Mehrabad International Airport in Tehran. It investigates aviation accidents and incidents in Iran.
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The head of the accident investigation board until 3 July 2020 was Hassan Rezaeifar, who was summarily terminated on that day because he had contacted a PS752 victim's husband who is a PhD student in Canada in the hope that he might exert pressure to have the husband delete Instagram posts which are critical of the Khamenei regime. Ralph Goodale said the phone call constituted "outrageous behaviour", while Global Affairs Canada wrote that "interference with Canadian citizens is totally unacceptable, very troubling and won't be tolerated. The government of Canada denounces any and all attempts to coerce or pressure Canadians, especially those suffering the loss of a loved one."
The CAOIRI responsibilities are:
- Iran's skies Rules and Regulation
- Professional and private pilots
- Licensed aircraft engineers
- Air traffic controllers
- Licensed aerodromes
- Organisations involved in the design (DO), production (PO), continuing airworthiness management (CAMO) and maintenance (AMO) of aeronautical products
- Organisations involved in the training of pilot (ATO), air traffic controller and maintenance engineer (MTO)
- Aircraft registered in Iran
- Aero-Medical Centres (AeMC)
Previous Flight Calibration Service FleetEdit
- Beechcraft F33C Bonanza: Flight Service, registration mark EP-BAO. Derelict at Arak Airport 
- Dassault Falcon (Mystere) 20E: Flight Calibration Service, registration mark EP-FIC (since 09 Sep 1975). Crashed while performing navigational aide calibration at Kish International Airport on 3 March 2014.
- Dassault Falcon 2000EX: Flight Calibration Service, registration mark EP-FSC
- Rockwell 500S Shrike Commander: Registration mark EP-MAA, scrapped at Tehran-Ghaleh Morghi Airport in 2011.
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- "Safety & Accident Invst." Civil Aviation Organization of Iran. Retrieved on 3 February 2013.
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