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Civil Aviation Authority of Thailand hopeful ICAO’s “red-flag” would be lifted soon

The Civil Aviation Authority of Thailand (CAAT) is brimming with hope that the “red-flag” status that the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) slapped on the country would be soon lifted. The statement comes just days before the ICAO would touch down onto the Southeast Asian nation for a planned audit of the CAAT and its continuing efforts to address significant safety concerns raised by the aviation body. The UN aviation …

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Thailand halts international flights by several Thai airlines

Thailand’s authorities have suspended international flights of Thai carriers that have not been given new operator certificates by the country’s aviation regulator. The move would impact 12 airlines, which if combined, only have a market share of 2% and will have little effect on the Thailand’s tourism-powered economy, according to a statement by the Civil Aviation Authority of Thailand (CAAT). Thailand’s aviation industry has been under a microscope after the …

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South Korea and Thailand to double number of designated airlines on bilateral routes

South Korea and Thailand have agreed to double the number of designated airlines on their bilateral routes as Seoul deals with declining tourist arrivals from China, according to information provided by the Transport Ministry. The agreement was finalized during aviation talks in Busan. There, Koo Bon-hwan, Director General of the Aviation Policy Bureau at the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transportation, and his Thai counterpart, Chula Sukmanop, settled on the …

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CAAT affirms ban on Thai airlines done in compliance with ICAO standards

The Civil Aviation Authority of Thailand (CAAT) has confirmed that the ban on airlines that are yet to be certified for international flights, is a standard policy according to the ICAO standards. CAAT Director-General Chula Sukmanop relayed that the ban on certain airlines that are yet to pass evaluation tests for the Air Operator Certificate (AOC) to operate international flights effective from on September 1, 2017 is being done in …

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16 Thai airlines suspend operations after failing safety assessments

16 Thai airlines have stopped operations after failing safety and related regulatory assessments done by the Civil Aviation Authority of Thailand (CAAT). The development means the affected airlines will need to get new Air Operator’s Certificates (AOCs), in order to resume flights as authorities strive to enforce more stringent measures in compliance with requirements of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO). The ICAO is set to send delegates to take …

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Bangladesh and Thailand sign Confidential Memorandum of Understanding on civil aviation

Bangladesh and Thailand have signed a Confidential Memorandum of Understanding (CMoU) on civil aviation that will permit Bangladeshi flight engineers and crews to work in Thailand. The Civil Aviation Authority of Bangladesh (CAAB) and Civil Aviation Authority of Thailand (CAAT) agreed to the CMoU during a meeting held in the Thai capital of Bangkok. Representing the CAAB was Air Commodore M Mostafizur Rahman while the CAAT had Director General Dr …

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Thai AirAsia X looks to add routes in 2018

Thai AirAsia X (TAAX) is gearing up to ramp up operations as restrictions that were imposed by the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) are to be lifted very soon. TAAX – Thailand’s very first long-haul low cost carrier – would start by adding three to four new Airbus A330-300 jets and launch regular flights to Eastern Europe, while at the same time, ramp up its current services to Japan and …

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Thailand ratifies global treaty for protection of passengers

A long seven-year process has ended on a positive note as Thailand has approved an international treaty that will halt the “liability lottery” that passengers, shippers and airlines currently face. Earlier this month, Thailand became the 127th and latest party to apply the Montreal Convention of 1999 (MC99), which provides passengers and airlines a collective set of rules, which bring simplicity and reduce the chances of long and complex litigation …

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Thailand aviation regulator helps out airlines affected by ICAO ban

The Civil Aviation Authority of Thailand (CAAT) has consented to allow airlines that would be hit by the International Civil Aviation Organization’s (ICAO) ban to operate an additional domestic flight each day until January of 2018. CAAT Director Chula Sukmanop remarked that the directive is aimed to assist airlines that are mandated to stop international flights during the International Civil Aviation Organization’s (ICAO) red-flag re-evaluation next month. These airlines are …

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ICAO finds no security concerns in Thailand’s aviation sector

  The International Civil Aviation Organization’s (ICAO) evaluation of Thailand’s aviation sector has uncovered no security concerns. However, ICAO has issued a list containing 49 recommendations for improvement. According to the Director of the Civil Aviation Authority of Thailand (CAAT), Chula Sukmanop, an ICAO evaluation of Thailand’s public flight sector under the Universal Security Audit Program Continuous Monitoring Approach (USAP-CMA) program took place earlier this month. It eventually found no …

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