Last updated: 1st December 2022

1. Search & Rescue of Aircraft in Distress (SAR Pamphlet).

Responsible authority

The search and rescue services in Bangladesh is organized in accordance with the standard and recommended practices of ICAO Annex 12, by the Civil Aviation Authority of Bangladesh in collaboration with Bangladesh Armed Forces and other Department and Organizations.

Postal Address:
Rescue Co-ordination Centre,
Area Control Centre,
Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport,
Kurmitola, Dhaka-1229,

Telephone: +880 2 8901462, +880 2 8901463
Telefax    : +880 2 8901924
e-mail      :
AFS         : VGHSYCYX

SAR Manager (Contact details)

Director (ATS and Aerodromes),
Room# 301, 2nd Floor,
Kurmitola, Dhaka-1229, Bangladesh,

Telephone : +880 2 8901404
Telefax     : +880 2 8901411
e-mail       :

Accident notification and accident enquiry

All accidents shall be reported to the nearest airport, aerodrome, police station or military authority.

The competent authority to conduct inquiries concerning incidents or accidents of civil aircraft is the Chairman, CAAB.

The issuance of the incident/ accident inquiry reports, their evaluation and publication of the experience derived therefore will be effected by CAAB.

Area of responsibility

The boundaries of search and rescue areas are coincident with the boundaries of Dhaka FIR covering the whole territory of Bangladesh and adjacent waters. Area Control Centre serves as the central points for collecting information relating to the state of emergency of an aircraft within its search and rescue area.

Types of services and procedures

Aerial search and rescue service shall be provided by Bangladesh Air force when requested. Airlines and private operators may be requested for aerial search if necessary. Marine search and rescue service shall be provided by Bangladesh Navy and other marine authorities when requested. Ground search and rescue service shall be provided by the Police, Army, Bangladesh Rifles and other departments and organizations when requested.

Information on distressed aircraft shall be communicated to the Rescue Coordination Centre and/or nearest rescue units.

The effectiveness and the search and rescue organization requires prompt and accurate advice regarding all aircraft movements. Pilots are requested in their own interest to ensure that the ground organization is immediately made aware of the initiation, any variation, and conclusion of the planned flight.


Last Updated on 23 July 2018