CAUTION: Cancellations of PAL Flights

Quo vadis CAAP ?

On January 27 we reported beneath the title “CAAP: the 7 days of the Truth” about the FAA audit. An FAA staff experienced been in Manila to carry out a specialized audit on CAAP. The Philippines aviation sector hopes (hoped?) to get back Category 1 position.

For all those who are not familiar with over aviation slang: 
The Philippines misplaced in 2007 the Category 1 position. This reflected the aviation industry’s weak regulatory setting, which could jeopardize the basic safety of planes and airways registered in the Philippines.
The FAA (the Federal Aviation Authority of the United States of The united states)  assigns these groups to all airlines that fly to the the United states and all international locations exactly where American airways fly to. There is a related group in Europe.
The CAAP is the Philippines counter-section (Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines).

The outcome of the audit has not nonetheless been published. But push-releases and own reactions make us think that the rsult experienced not been the envisioned one.

The journal.com.ph writes:  Roxas walks out of aviation meeting
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Numerous sources told People’s Tonight that Sec. Roxas arrived at the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP) building in Pasay Town previous 10 a.m. for the exit briefing done by Jacques Astre, head of the FAA specialized crew.

He hurriedly still left “fuming mad” all-around 11:30 a.m. soon after failing to get any clarification from the mission and CAAP officials headed by director basic Ramon S. Gutierrez as to when the nation would be in a position to get back its Classification 1 standing.

“Sec. Mar bawled out the CAAP officials, stating they unsuccessful to prepare the nation for the FAA overview they (CAAP officials) hurried out to almost certainly convince him to occur back again but he was absent,” the sources reported.
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The company.inquirer.net writes: Fate of aviation industry hangs in stability
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Among the lapses famous by the 2008 audit ended up the lack of certified personnel and substantial corruption at the now-defunct Air Transportation Business (ATO). The ATO was reorganized as the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP), an company provided fiscal autonomy and independence to insulate it from variations in political winds.

Roxas, a previous senator who was appointed to his present-day article by President Aquino very last July, mentioned that centered on the conclusions of the specialized assessment, the authorities would be capable to make a decision on whether or not to invite the FAA back again for the complete audit. “It’s our decision to invite them again,” Roxas stated.
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What can make us think that the end result experienced not been the envisioned one – return to Group 1 – is the reaction of previous Senator Mar Roxas and his statement:  “It’s our conclusion to invite them back”.

We shall see! In about 2 week’s time the audit report should really be printed or at the very least the end result.

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