Ghana is a Signatory to the Convention on International Civil Aviation (Chicago Convention, signed at Chicago on 7 December 1944). Under Article 12 of the Convention, Ghana as a Contracting State, is obliged to adopt measures to insure safety through conformity with international standards in its safety oversight obligations. The fundamental elements of national safety oversight are legislation establishing and empowering the civil aviation authority, and promulgation of specific operating regulations for civil aviation. Under Article 37 and 38 of the Chicago Convention, Ghana has agreed to conform to the standards and recommended practices (SARP) presented by the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) in a series of ICAO Annexes
The Ghana Civil Aviation Authority as an authority works under a set of regulations to ensure a safe aviation environment and airspace.
It also provides air navigation services within the Accra Flight Information Region (FIR), which comprises the airspace over the Republic of Ghana and a large area over the Atlantic Ocean in the Gulf of Guinea. Togo and Benin took over their Airspace in 2015.