CAAP in bad position

CAAP in poor position

CAAP, the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines grounded two airlines yesterday. SkyJet Airlines and South East Asian Airways (SEAIR) had been forced to suspend operations.

Everything appears to be like like an emergency operation of the CAAP top management. The US FAA (Federal Aviation Administration) lifted their Category 2 or the “unsafe status” listing entry of the Philippines’ aviation past yr. But the European EASA did not remove the Philippines’ aviation from their ban-listing.
The European assessment group was in the Philippines conducting an audit from April 16 to 24. The EASA crew has been in this article to observe the protection rules and procedures in spot at a range of nearby carriers. The consequence was negative and the Philippines’ aviation is nevertheless outlined in the EASA ban-list.

EASA ban listExcerpt of the EASA ban-record.


The significant problem is that CAAP only reacts when they are pushed. The EASA report shows that CAAP is not carrying out their work – controlling and auditing all airlines in their jurisdiction. There are even many charter corporations still flying without having a valid AOC (Air Operator’s Certification). Silent Gardens marks complying charter corporations as “CERTIFIED”. With the other individuals we would hardly ever fly.

The significant possibility is now that FAA will also come in excess of once again and re-assess CAAP’s treatments. They also may well have quite deep appears into several community airways and constitution providers. And if FAA should really find enough glitches they will all over again downgrade the Philippines’ aviation to Group 2.
This downgrading would not harm significantly the defective domestic airlines. But the massive two, Cebu Pacific Air and Philippine Airways may well unfastened anew their intercontinental functions.

For now

For now only two small airways acquired grounded. The two companies experienced already rather negative records. Skyjet had an accident on Oct 19, 2013 on Balesin Airstrip.

SKYJET Photo courtesy of Aviation Basic safety Network

SEAIR now had troubles with former CAAP typical director Alfonso Cusi. In June 2010, Cusi grounded SEAIR’s DO24ATT and DO328-100. In February 2015 Korea’s Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transportation again rejected traffic rights to SEAIR.

SEAIR DO328-100


CAAP will have to definitely choose their “Oversight Function” really serious. CAAP need to become pro-active instead of re-active. Review, anticipate and asses opportunity complications prior to they manifest. Possibly CAAP’s William K. Hotchkiss really should learn from PHIVOLCS director Renato U. Solidum. We’ll soon publish about PHIVOLCS’ catastrophe evaluation  and prevention software.

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