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CAAP holds first Air Operators Summit

Air Operators Summit
Acting Director General Captain Manuel Antonio Tamayo delivering his welcome remarks

Pasay City – The Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP) held its first Air Operators Summit today, 28 October 2022, at Casa Ibarra.

CAAP Acting Director General Captain Manuel Antonio Tamayo, Deputy Director General for Operations Captain Edgardo Diaz, Flight Standards and Inspectorate Service (FSIS) Acting Chief Captain Donaldo Mendoza, and FSIS Assistant Director General I Atty. Frank Marty headed the event which was attended by 100 accountable managers and representatives from 43 airlines and air operators.

In his welcome remarks, ADG Tamayo supported and encouraged the exchange of information and ideas through the summit, saying that “everyone will benefit as we will be able to learn from each other, identify gaps in the processes, as well as create an innovative environment for all of us involved in this activity.”

The whole day event, which will focus on the theme “Transitioning to Risk-Based Oversight” will include a broad range of topics which aims to update air operators and airlines in CAAP’s new processes and initiatives towards the fulfillment of CAAP’s oversight obligations.

Air Operators Summit
AOC Summit 2022 being held at Casa Ibarra in Pasay City

This comes as CAAP continues its efforts to transition from a compliance-based oversight model of minimum required annual inspection (MRAI) where inspectors used a set of Job Aids which listed individual inspections that they have to perform, to a new safety oversight system of continuous surveillance.

On the agenda of the Air Operators Summit 2022 were topics that included an overview of the RBO, the highlights of the new CAAP audit procedures, introduction to the updates inspector’s checklist, data management system, hazard and risk information, the FSIS surveillance plan, and the FSIS document management system.

Air Operators Summit
DDGO Captain Edgardo Diaz, ADG Captain Manuel Antonio Tamayo, and Acting FSIS Chief Captain Donaldo Mendoza on stage
Air Operators Summit
Deputy Director General for Operation Captain Edgardo Diaz delivering his closing remarks
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