Davao airport passes international standard

Subscribe Now December 20, 2015 at 11:09am

THE Francisco Bangoy International Airport passed international standards as certified by the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (Caap) Aerodrome Development and Management Service (ADMS).

Efren Nieves Nagrama, Caap Area 11 manager, announced Wednesday during the launching of Cebu Pacific Air's new international direct flight Davao - Singapore that the certification will be issued before the year ends or early next year.
"This is a development in our bid to making our airport safe and efficient conforming to international civil aviation standards," he said.
Among the mandates of ADMS is to issue Aerodrome Rating Certificates to all airports including private airstrips and heliports based on its inspections and regular monitoring of all airports and their compliance with existing Standards and Regulations.
The international rating is issued to airports with safe, efficient, and international standard in flight standards, navigational aids, runway markings, safety and security procedures, among others.
Nagrama said Davao's airport exceeded 80 percent of the required standards, thus its certification.

"It is really a long process; slowly we have been complying with the requirements. As monitored by Caap's internal auditing bodies, whenever they have finding yun ang ina-address natin, and just this November we applied for the Aerodome certification and luckily we passed with the international standards," he said. "It is our commitment to strive hard in improving the facilities of Davao International Airport's."
The ADMS is the department mandated to "develop and maintain all national airports based on international standards, thereby providing the public with safe and convenient facilities."
It envisions to the best provider of technical expertise indispensable in the development and maintenance of airports.
ADMS functions to identify the current and future requirements of each airport in the National Airport System and prepares corresponding budgetary costing for airport maintenance and development.
It also recommends priority projects for airport maintenance and development and initiates the conduct of Master Planning Study in order to determine the medium and long term airport requirements including the identification of new airport development.

Source: sunstar.com.ph

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