PACA announces measures for aviation sector in Oman

      Published on Tuesday, 28 April , 2020      3675 Views     
PACA announces measures for aviation sector in Oman

The Public Authority of Civil Aviation (PACA), has announced exceptional measures to maintain the safety and sustainability of the aviation sector in the Sultanate, as it faces unprecedented challenges as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.

The measures announced are:

1- Ensuring the implementation of the decisions of the Supreme Committee, dealing with COVID-19, related to: preventing travel to several affected countries as well as preventing entry of non-Omanis to the Sultanate, evacuating citizens stranded abroad, operating air cargo flights to bring medical supplies, food supplies and basic needs.

2- Extending the validity of licenses, qualifications, and certificates issued by the authority to pilots, their trainers, air traffic controllers tester, air traffic trainers, aviation engineers, and aviation doctors.

3- Renewing aviation merit certificates for aircraft and licenses for communication stations and extending work for aviation operations related to the transport of dangerous goods.

4- Extending the period of validity of the Sultanate’s airport licensing certificate and competence and first aid certificates for airport specialists, in addition to extending medical certificates for firefighting staff.

5- Issuing temporary approval to use the crew building at the Muscat International Airport for domestic flights between the governorates of Muscat and Musandam.

6- Carrying out control activities to ensure the compliance of airport operators and airlines with the procedures of the Ministry of Health in the Sultanate’s airports.

7- Operating the Muscat Air Control Center with a minimum number of employees and transferring meteorological staff working at Muscat Airport to the Early Warning Center for multiple hazards.

Category Coronavirus, Government, Oman News | 2020/04/28 latest update at 3:00 PM
Source : Times of Oman | Photocredit : Google
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