K50 Million for PNGDF

The Prime Minister made this announcement at the handover ceremony of the Casa aircraft engine earlier this week.

He stated that his government is in the process of restructuring the country’s Defence Force into a force that could assist in building the country with the assets and the infrastructure that is required.  

“Our own government will put in K50 million this year and next year to make sure our two aircrafts are working and flying and to ensure the helicopter is lifted.

PNGDF CASA Engine Returned

In 2014, the PNGDF Casa P2-502 was due for a Major Calendar Servicing in Bandung, Indonesia. On completion of the servicing, two major issues prevented the timely return of the engine.

Firstly, due to the lack of funds available, and secondly, proper paperwork for the custom declaration was not completed with PNG Customs.

The situation remained for the last 7 years until earlier this year when the Indonesian Military and Government stepped in to assist with the return of the engine.

Commission’s recommendations remain for PNGDF

The recommendations from AIC resulted from an investigation into the operations of CASA after it breached a few Civil Aviation Safety regulations.  

The Papua New Guinea Defence Force is not subjected to Civil Aviation Rules and Regulations however, AIC Chief Commissioner, Hubert Namani, says its operations are a risk to civil aviation.  

“I’ve raised concerns directly with the Commander of PNG Defence Force, he has responded,” Namani stated.

“We can only make recommendations and we have raised serious safety concerns.

Davies extends gratitude

Speaking at the Civil Aviation Sector Leaders Conference today, Minister Davies made a personal appreciation for the support and leadership in the five years he was Minister for Civil Aviation.

Security detail discussed in preparation of major events

The workshop is about coordination between all security agencies based at the Jacksons Airport

Security personnel from different stakeholder agencies like CASA, Police, National Airport Corporation (NAC), Air Niugini security as well as other security agents who are based at the airport all took part in the one day workshop.

The training covered how and which stakeholder would play a lead role in security and protection of the major events that PNG will be hosting in the city.

Difficult to measure accidents within industry, says Inau

This is according to David Inau, Chief Executive Officer for the Accident Investigation Commission [AIC] of the PNG Civil Aviation Safety Authority [CASA].

Inau says that AIC did not provide statistics during a presentation at the high-llevel civil aviation safety and security conference because there are no trends in PNG aviation. This is due to several factors, including the period in between when accidents and or incidents occur, and the varied difference of each case.

Civil Aviation launches corporate plan

This was the vision statement ahead of a mission that CASA’s Chief Executive Officer, Wilson Sagati outlined for guests and staff at the launch of the organisations corporate plan launch this afternoon.

Sagati also spoke about the organisation’s mission to be the employer of choice that exceeds regulation standards and practices.

He says that the “Civil Aviation Authority Corporate plan 2016-2020”  is a way for the organisation to set the course for their development pathway and objectives.

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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.


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