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ICAO Clears Philippines of CAAP Concerns

The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) has lifted the Significant Safety Concerns (SSC) on the Philippines it issued five years ago on its aviation industry.
In a letter dated March 1, 2013 from Mohamed El Amiri, ICAO Deputy Director for Safety Management and Monitoring for Air Navigational Bureau, addressed to Director General William K. Hotchkiss III, ICAO confirmed the lifting of the SSC’s after the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP) passed the safety audit conducted by the ICAO-Coordinated Validation Mission (ICVM) last Feb. 18 headed by headed by Henry Gourji who recommended the lifting of the SSCs on February 22. Other members of the audit team were Amal Hewawasam, Vincent Lambotte, Christopher Dalton, Guseul Kim, and Saulo Jose da Silva.
Elamiri congratulated Hotchkiss for the “positive response and active commitment” in “resolving the deficiencies identified in the Universal Safety Oversight Programme.”

PHOTO CREDIT: aatheplanespotter:

Philippine Airlines  A330-301 (RP-C3336) Lined up RWY06 at Ninoy Aquino International Airport (MNL/RPLL).

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