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Definition of the Civil Aviation Authority from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

the Civil Aviation Authority

 
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(abbreviation the CAA)
 
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(in Britain) an organization that controls how airlines and air transport companies operate and deal with customers. In the past it also controlled air traffic in Britain, but since 2001 this responsibility has been carried out by the National Air Traffic Services, an independent company that the CAA regulates. compare FAA