Civil Aviation Safety Authority

Boeing’s 737 Max fleet prohibited from PNG airspace

Effective March 14th, the director of civil aviation, in the exercise of his powers under section 17 of the Civil Aviation Act 2002 (as amended), directs operators of any Boeing 737-8 ‘MAX’ and Boeing 737-9 ‘Max’, which are registered in a third country, not to conduct any flights in PNG airspace.

“This safety and operational directive is made in the interest of safety of operation and to protect the public following the accident of an Ethiopian Airlines Boeing model 737-8 ‘MAX’ aircraft on March 10th,” stated CASA.

CASA issues warning to passengers on mobile phones

“The phone should be carried in hand baggage and should not be charged during the flight. Passengers are also reminded of the need to inform cabin crew when a device is damaged, hot, produce smoke, is lost, or falls into the seat structure,” Wilson Sagati, CASA managing director said.

“CASA PNG also recommends air operators to ensure that this information is conveyed to passengers and crew.

“Passengers who own the Galaxy Note 7 model should refer to the manufacturers’ website for further advice.”

Aviation industry marks milestone

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.