Aviation industry marks milestone

Yesterday’s launching of the E-exam centre at the Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) marked a milestone for the aviation industry in the country.

The Civil Aviation Minister Davis Steven when launching the lab praised the efforts of CASA for aiming to reach one of its performance targets started in its Corporate plan.

He highlighted that the E-exam which will see aviation professionals sit for certified exams that will lift the standard of the industry as well as make it more conducive to carry out the exams.

The exams reflect a high quality of PNG license credentials that is recognised worldwide and according to the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) standards.

The Minister adds that this online examinations would also be cost effective for applicants who do not have to travel to Australia or New Zealand to sit for these exams.

The independent marking system in place cuts the turnaround time for results  from as much as a month to an hour at the least meaning that applicants can find out on the same day the results of their exams.

Candidates will also get an automatic knowledge deficiency report after each exam session that will allow them to focus on their weak areas.

Davis says that the setup of this concept in the country will also help in terms of future bilateral or multi-lateral arrangements with other countries in terms of aviation licensing exams.

He adds that the technology in the setup of the lab allows for better analysis of customer or applicant habits and allows for better smother transition time for the exam applicant who is also a customer as CASA embraces its revenue making arm of the operations.


Julianna Waeda