CAUTION: Cancellations of PAL Flights

CAAP aviation methods audit postponed

In Nov. 2007 the US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) downgraded the Philippines to Classification-II in air protection and stability. This banned Philippine’s airways from creating  new or establish aged services to the Usa, among the other sanctions. 

The rating arrived four months just after the FAA evaluate of  the Philippine’s Air Transport Business office: Group II. (period)

The Philippines turned the 20th state in the globe to be put in Group II rating.

In reaction the Philippine authorities rushed development in Mar. 2008 of a fiscally autonomous Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP). Like a company it has a seven-male board, six of them Cabinet secretaries. In the meantime President Aquino has sworn into business Ramon Gutierrez as Director Basic of the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP). 

Considering the fact that then, however, the Category-II grade has not enhanced to I. Even worse, the Worldwide Civil Aviation Firm (ICAO) has issued its own lousy review. Clustering the Philippines with these types of backward or failing states like Angola, Bangladesh, Congo, Djibouti, Kazakhstan, Rwanda and Zambia, the United Nations company said CAAP has “significant security issues.”

And worse, the European Union set all Philippine’s air-carriers on a blacklist not enabling them to fly to any European place.

The CAAP Problem

And now?

The Philippines will have to wait around a minimal for a longer time to get a shot at regaining Group I status with the US Federal Aviation Authority (FAA) following the postponement of the aviation methods audit supposed to be performed these days. The CAAP was requesting for the audit to be moved to January 27, 2012 as an alternative of December 5, 2011.

The postponement was accomplished upon the request of the Tim Neel & Associates (TNA), a US aviation methods professional hired by the Department of Transportation and Communications (DOTC), following reportedly discovering the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP) not ready for the demanding and highly complex US FAA audit.

The postponement will be a big trouble to by now endangered local provider Philippine Airlines (PAL). They had requested new extensive-body aircrafts for lengthy haul flights a number of a long time back and were about to acknowledge supply of the airplanes, envisioned to be applied for new routes to the US from their latest flights into San Francisco and Los Angeles. This is not probable less than Classification-II.

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