Environmental Protection, based on the Law No. 10 040, dated 22.12.2008, “Air Code of the Republic of Albania”, as amended (Official Journal no.200 December 2008 / No.164 December 2011), means all activities that aim at assessing and minimizing the impact of civil aviation on the environment as a result of the noise generated by civil aircraft, their engines emissions, substances and fuels used in aeronautical activities, and waste generated by such aircraft activity.

The Albanian Civil Aviation Authority, in accordance with national and international legal obligations, is the body responsible for guaranteeing standards regarding the noise generated by the operation of the aircraft.

Operational requirements, ratings, exemptions and limitations related to the noise generated by the operation of the aircraft are defined by a joint regulation of the minister and the minister covering environmental issues in accordance with international obligations.