Govt Update Aviation Policy 2019, separate category licence
Govt to announce Aviation Policy 2019 today
By Mohammad Asghar
RAWALPINDI: The government will announce the Aviation Policy 2019 011 Monday which is aimed at promoting tourism and regional connectivity.
A separate category licence. Tourism Promotion and Regional Integration, is being introduced with business-friendly terms.
A Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) spokesperson said in a press release that the new policy has been prepared in line with the prime minister’s directives and with the joint efforts of the Aviation Division, CAA and other relevant stakeholders.
He said the objective of the policy was to regulate and facilitate stakeholders in order to revive the aviation sector.
The press release says the draft policy has been shared with stakeholders in the industry for final discussion on March 4 at the CAA Headquarters.
The final draft will be presented to the federal cabinet for approved.
The new policy has a number of direct and indirect benefits and incentives for airline operators, pilots and cabin crew as well as passengers travelling by air within Pakistan.
CAA has recommended several initiatives including the rationalisation of all passenger-related CAA charges and aero-nautical charges on domestic operations.
Aeronautical charges for international flights are also under consideration and will be announced once cleared by the competent forum.
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.
CAA charges related to the aviation sector for the provision of land and space have also been rationalised.
The spokesf)erson said the validity of licences to airlines and general aviation operators is being increased from one to two years and the validity of personal licences and cabin crew7 certificates are being increased up to five years w7ith a rationalised fee.
The Aircraft Manufacturing Industry and Maintenance Repair Organisation’s policy has also been reviewed with incentives to promote development in concerned fields.
The prime minister’s Green and Clean movement has also been given special emphasis in t he policy.
The spokesman said TPL, SPL, PPL, CPL, ATPL syllabi are being reviewed to make it more objective and flying oriented.
The ground schooling and flying club curricula will be reviewed to produce more professional and knowledge based pilots.