CAAP – under Pressure!
About a week ago we wrote about the grounding of SKYJET and SEAIR-I. We rated the action as: “Everything looks like an emergency operation of the CAAP top management”. See here.
Since then we followed the story without commenting. But now the situation became worse.
1. An European assessment team was in the Philippines conducting an audit from April 16 to 24. The EASA team has been here to observe the safety guidelines and procedures in place at a number of local carriers. The result was negative and the Philippines’ aviation is still listed in the EASA ban-list.
2. CAAP, the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines grounded two airlines on May18. SkyJet Airlines and South East Asian Airlines (SEAIR) were forced to suspend operations.
3. The Pasay City Regional Trial Court (RTC) on Friday, May 22, issued a temporary restraining order (TRO) on the government’s suspension of Magnum Air Inc. (Skyjet Airlines) operations over various safety issues.