Abdi Mohamed Rodol, a former pilot, will become the first person to lead this agency.
Recently the House of Representatives of the Parliament approved a Bill creating the authority. However, the President made the appointment before signing the Bill into a law.
President Behi appointed Abdilahi Osman as the minister of transportations and roads, making him in charge of civil aviation. Abdilahi served as the deputy minister of interior under president Silanyo government.