Afghan Biographies

Habibi, Mahmood Shah


Name Habibi, Mahmood Shah
Ethnic backgr. Pashtun
Date of birth
Function/Grade Director General Afghanistan Civil Aviation Authority ACAA
History and Biodata

1. Former Directors General Civil Aviation Authority of Afghanistan:
Captain Hamid Zaher (20170530)
Mahmood Shah Habibi (20170531)

Afghanistan Civil Aviation Authority (ACAA) Deputy Head:
Mahmood Shah Habibi (20150219, 20160629, 20170530)
Public relation and Information Director for Civil Aviation Authority:
Qasim Rahimi (20160621)


2. Previous Functions:
Rise Engineering Company Admin and Finance Officer (200701-200804)

Paiwastoon Networking Services / USAID / ASMED (200804-200809)

Business Development Officer
ICAO Administrative / Executive Officer (200809-201102)
counseling the Afghanistan Ministry of Transport and Civil Aviation (MOTCA) (2011-201310)
Deputy Director General “Operations” Afghanistan Civil Aviation Authority (201310)
Director General Afghanistan Civil Aviation Authority ACCA (20170531)

3. Biodata:
Habibi holds a Master degree in Aviation Management from the Embry Riddle Aeronautical University. He has completed the Airport Management Professional Accreditation Program and has received as the first Afghan the International Airports Professional “IAP” designation from International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) and Airport Council International (ACI).
Mahmood Shah Habibi was working as a Deputy Director General on a Deputy Minister Rank for the newly constituted Afghanistan Civil Aviation Authority (ACAA) in 2013. Habibi was responsible for all of the civil aviation activities in the country such as Airports operations and Development, Air Traffic Management including Afghanistan’s Airspace Control, Aviation Security, Flight Safety Oversight of both national and international airlines flying into Afghanistan, Communication Navigation Surveillance (CNS), Civil Aviation Institute and Meteorology Department of Afghanistan.

Habibi had also served as the deputy minister for operations at the Afghanistan Civil Aviation Authority and has also worked as FAA management specialist at Federal Aviation Administration.(20170531)

Habibi speaks Dari and English.

Last Modified 2017-05-31
Established 2016-06-24