Published On: Sun, Mar 3rd, 2019
Published in Category: Karachi

New civil aviation policy to be tabled in cabinet soon

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Karachi: Aviation Division  in collaboration with Civil Aviation Authority(CAA) and all relevant stakeholders has prepared draft of  new aviation policy 2019, which  would be presented to the Federal Cabinet for approval shortly .

Civil Aviation  Authority on Saturday has issued a statement, according to which , the main vision of this policy is to regulate and facilitate the stakeholders with the objective to revive the aviation sector., the draft of NAP-2019 would be shared with aviation industry stakeholders for final discussion tomorrow(Monday) at CAA Headquarters. Upon finalization, the same.

The new policy once implemented, would have number of direct and indirect benefits and incentives for airlines operators, pilots / cabin crew and most importantly the passengers travelling by air within Pakistan. It is pertinent to mention that CAA has recommended several unprecedented initiatives including rationalization of all passengers’ related CAA charges and aeronautical charges on domestic operations. Additionally, CAA charges related to Aviation Sector for provisioning of land and spaces have also been rationalized substantially.

In order to facilitate the airlines, validity period of Licences to Airlines and General Aviation Operators is being increased from 01 year to two (02) years. At the same time, validity of Personnel licence / Cabin crew certificate is also being enhanced upto five (05) years within the rationalized fee. Aircraft Manufacturing Industry and Maintenance Repair Organizations (MROs) policy has also been reviewed with incentives to promote development in these fields.

In order to promote tourism and facilitate connectivity of socio economic destinations, a separate category licence namely Tourism Promotion and Regional Integration (TPRI) licence is being introduced on incentivized business friendly terms.

Prime Minister’s programme regarding Green and Clean movement has also been given special emphasis by addressing all the five components through CSR programme at all the CAA airports. The plantation for billion trees Tsunami has been initiated.

The matter of facilitating the aeronautical charges with the international flights is also under process and shall be announced once cleared by the competent forum.

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