CAAP: ICAO lifts Significant Safety Concerns in the Philippines

A March 5, 2013, press release from the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines: The Philippines’ high economic growth under the Aquino administration got an added boost after the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) of the United Nations officially lifted the significant safety concerns it had earlier cited as requiring urgent solutions from the government. The ICAO cited the Philippines’ “active commitment” and “positive response” in international efforts to upgrade standards in aviation safety.

CAAP suspends flight inspector who cleared Robredo aircraft

A November 13, 2012 press release from the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines: The CAAP today issued an order placing Fernando Abalos, the CAAP inspector who cleared the test flight results for the Piper Seneca plane boarded by Secretary Robredo on August 18, 2012, under preventive suspension for 90 days pending investigation of the incident.

CAAP reveals validation success

A November 13, 2012 press release from the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines: Amid media reports highlighting the supposed “failing marks” garnered by the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP) from the recent validation mission conducted here by the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), CAAP Deputy Director General John Cu Unjieng Andrews said that, on the contrary, CAAP received glowing reviews from the ICAO validation team headed by Henry Gourdji.