Federal Air Transport Agency

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Federal Air Transport Agency
Федеральное агентство воздушного транспорта
Emblem of the Federal Air Transport Agency
Federal Agency overview
FormedFebruary 9, 2004 (2004-02-09)
JurisdictionMinistry of Transport
HeadquartersLeningradsky Avenue, 37/2, Moscow, Russia
Federal Agency executive
  • Dmitry Yadorov
Building details

The Federal Air Transport Agency (Russian: Федеральное агентство воздушного транспорта - Federalnoye agentstvo vozdushnogo transporta, FAVT), also known as Rosaviatsiya (Russian: Росавиация), or FATA, is the Russian government agency responsible for overseeing the civil aviation industry in Russia. Its headquarters are in Moscow.[1]

It is also called the Russian Federation Civil Aviation Administration (RFCAA).[2]

The Federal Air Transport Agency regularly works alongside the Interstate Aviation Committee in investigations of aviation accidents and incidents. Its U.S. equivalent is the Federal Aviation Administration.


The Federal Air Transport Agency was established in 2004 by Russian President Vladimir Putin. On March 9, 2004, Putin issued a decree, “On the System and Structure of Federal Executive Bodies,” in which the Agency was created. The Agency received many of the functions of the abolished Ministry of Transport of the Russian Federation.[3]

A cyberattack on Rosaviatsia by hackers was unleashed in late March 2022 following the Russian invasion of Ukraine.[4] The effect was massive disruption and the Russian agency released information that it had switched back to paper records:[4]

Due to temporary lack of access to Internet and malfunction of the electronic document flow system of Rosaviatsia the Federal Agency for Air Transport is switching to paper version. The document flow procedure is being determined by the current records management instructions. Information exchange will be carried out via AFTN channel (for urgent short message) and postal mail. Please make this information available to all Civil Aviation Organizations.

Due to budget limitations, Rosaviatsia did not have good backup of the hacked data.[5]


The head of the Federal Air Transport Agency is appointed and dismissed by the government of the Russian Federation. At its creation, the head was Nikolay Vladimirovich Shipil. Other heads followed, including from 2009, Alexander Neradko [ru].[3] who was replaced & criminally charged with initiation of war.[6] Since September 2022, Dmitry Yadorov [ru] has headed the Agency.[7]


The main functions of the Federal Air Transport Agency are:[8]

  • organization of the execution of federal target programs[clarification needed] and the federal target investment program;
  • provision of public services of public importance on conditions established by federal legislation to an indefinite number of persons, including for the purposes of: implementing a package of measures to organize the enforcement of international and domestic flights; implementation of a set of measures aimed at ensuring the security of transport infrastructure facilities and vehicles against acts of unlawful interference;
  • publication of individual legal acts on the basis of and pursuant to the Constitution of the Russian Federation, federal constitutional laws, federal laws, acts and instructions of the President of the Russian Federation, the Government of the Russian Federation and the Ministry of Transport of the Russian Federation;
  • governing the Unified Air Traffic Management System of the Russian Federation.


  1. ^ Home page Archived 2017-08-06 at the Wayback Machine. Federal Air Transport Agency. Retrieved on January 3, 2012. "Адрес 125993, ГСП-47, Москва, Ленинградский проспект, 37, корпус 2."
  2. ^ Accident Investigation Board Norway (2 November 1999). "Report on the Accident to Vnukovo Airline's Tupolev Tu-154M RA 85621 Near Svalbard Airport Longyear, Norway on 29 August 1996". www.aibn.no. Retrieved 21 August 2014. p. 5/121.
  3. ^ a b Федеральное агентство воздушного транспорта РФ (Росавиация). Справка [Federal Agency for Air Transport of the Russian Federation (Rosaviatsia). reference]. ria.ru (in Russian). 2 July 2010. Retrieved 14 January 2019.
  4. ^ a b Georgilidakis, Spyros (29 March 2022). "Russian Aviation Authority Suffers Cyberattack". Mentour Pilot News. Retrieved 30 March 2022.
  5. ^ Powerful cyber attack on Russia’s Civil Aviation Authority servers: no more data nor back-up, aviation24.be
  6. ^ "Head of Russia's Federal Air Transport Agency is behind transfer of military personnel to border of Ukraine by civilian aeroplanes". Pravda. Moscow. 30 March 2023. Retrieved 12 November 2023.
  7. ^ "Russian Civil Aviation Chief Dismissed". The Moscow Times. Moscow. 15 September 2023. Retrieved 12 November 2023.
  8. ^ "Постановление Правительства Российской Федерации от 28 августа 2015 г. N 901 г. Москва "О Единой системе организации воздушного движения Российской Федерации"" [Decree of the Government of the Russian Federation of August 28, 2015 N 901 Moscow "On the Unified System of Air Traffic Management of the Russian Federation"]. rg.ru.

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