CAAP: the Week of the Truth
This week CAAP (the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines) is undergoing an audit by the FAA (the US Federal Aviation Administration).
Since Monday, January 23 until today a team headed by Jacques Astre with Beverly Sharkey, lawyer; Craig Michael, operations; Andre Lamarre, airworthiness; and Julianna Kim, State Department International Transportation Officer, as observer, is analyzing CAAP.
Almost five years ago the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), downgraded Philippine aviation from Category 1 to Category 2 due to numerous safety issues that are not in accordance with the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO). This action had been followed by a ban imposed by the European Union on all Philippine airlines.
The result of this technical audit is expected in about a month’s time, after which, the FAA audit will schedule when to issue a final category rating for the CAAP.
[Editor’s comment:] We hope that CAAP has learned its lessons and supervise now the airlines in the Philippines with the needed responsibility and seriousness. Not only the economy of the airlines depend on it, but also our lives.
We hope never again have to publish such cartoons: