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Thailand takes step closer to recertifying major carriers

Thailand inched closer to their goal of recertifying its major airline carriers, which is considered to be a crucial step in finding a resolution to the concerns of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) over their aviation oversight. LCC Nok Air became the sixth and latest carrier to be reissued with its air operator’s certificate (AOC). The newly formed Civil Aviation Authority of Thailand (CAAT) issued the first new AOC …

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Thailand PM satisfied with improvements in air safety

Thailand’s Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha has said that he is satisfied with the aviation sector’s improvements in safety management and is banking on the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) to lift the “red flag” status on his country soon. The Government Spokesman Sansern Kaewkamnerd announced this just recently. In as much as the Thai PM expressed optimism, Transport Minister Akom Termpitaya-paisit relayed that 10 small carriers would have to stop …

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Thai Airways’ Air Operator’s Certificate recertified

The Air Operator’s Certificate of Thai Airways has been recertified after successfully conforming to the international safety standards set by the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO). An audit back in 2015 found crucial concerns with the country’s safety oversight. Not long after, Thailand brought UK CAA consultancy unit CAA International (CAAi) along to assist in strengthening the local Civil Aviation Authority’s safety oversight, ICAO compliance and to recertify its airlines. …

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Thailand preparing extensive changes to aviation law

Thailand is preparing extensive changes to its aviation sector’s legal framework as it seeks to establish the country as an aviation business hub. Initial proposals called for giving the Civil Aviation Authority of Thailand (CAAT) the power to draw up ICAO-compliant secondary legislation. Now plans call for the repeal all existing legislation and replacing it with one act to bring in all-encompassing ICAO rules for all the different subsectors of …

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Qatar Airways signs pact with Tourism Authority of Thailand to boost tourism

Qatar Airways and the Tourism Authority of Thailand have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) that would develop promotions, which would increase tourism and promote the Southeast Asian country to travelers in more than 150 countries that the airline flies to. The pact was signed at the Arabian Travel Market (ATM) 2017 in Dubai. Thailand is one of Qatar Airways’ earliest destinations in the Far East. Starting June, the airlines …

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Maldives, Thailand, in talks to amend aviation agreement

Plans are underway to expand and improve aviation ties between Maldives and Thailand, with delegations from both countries engaging in talks to amend their near two-decade old aviation agreement. Hussein Jaleel, Chief Executive of Maldives Civil Aviation Authority, and Chula Sukmanop, the Director-General of the Civil Aviation Authority of Thailand, are spearheading their respective delegations in talks that is expected to last two days at the Civil Aviation Authority of …

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New Thai aviation laws geared for better safety, foreign ownership

Thailand has approved amendments to its civil aviation laws that would enable the Civil Aviation Authority of Thailand (CAAT) to comply with internationals safety requirements. The amendments made to the Civil Aviation Act is part of Thailand’s plan to tackle 33 shortcomings that were pointed out by the International Civil Aviation Authority (ICAO) and have its Serious Safety Concern lifted. The CAAT has also introduced a host of other measures …

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Thai Air Law Boosts Safety Regulations, Opens Door to Foreign Ownership

A new aviation law that will see significant changes for Thailand’s aviation industry is set to take effect during the third quarter of this year. The legislation, which will replace the outdated 1954 Civil Aviation Act, was given the go signal by Thailand’s cabinet on February 21 and is now being reviewed by the country’s parliament. It is geared to strengthen safety regulation as well as allow foreign investment in …

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Thai Regulator Delays Issuing New AOCs Due Skills Shortage

In an effort to raise its aviation safety standards, the Civil Aviation Authority of Thailand (CAAT) will not be issuing new air operators certificates (AOCs) until the agency resolves its shortage of qualified inspectors and implements new procedures. The CAAT is currently training more personnel to supervise regulations and the strict enforcement of standards. These efforts will go a long way to bringing the country’s civil aviation safety back to …

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