CAAT News Issue 1/2019 (Additional Clarification) 5 March 2019
The Civil Aviation Authority of Thailand received a Technical Review
From the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), USA.
According to the Memorandum of Agreement between the two authorities, the Civil Aviation Authority of Thailand (CAAT) received the International Aviation Safety Assessment (IASA) Technical Review Team from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), led by Mr. Benjamin F. Garrido during 11 – 15 February 2019. The technical review was conducted to assess CAAT’s compliance with the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) standards and recommended practices contained in Annexes 1, 6 Part 1 and 8 of the Chicago Convention using the IASA checklist and ICAO Document 9734, Safety Oversight Manual, Part A. The Team also visited the facilities of an Air Operator Certificate (AOC) holder in order to validate the information obtained at the CAAT.
The visit was concluded with the technical Review team presented a verbal debriefing on the 15 February 2019 to Dr. Chula Sukmanop, the Director General, and CAAT management. From the total 434 questions from the checklist, 26 items were identified as non-compliances, many of which are already in the process of correction. The formal report will be issued within 60 days and sent to CAAT through the US embassy in Thailand.
CAAT wishes to emphasize that the technical Review is not an audit. It is a technical assistance from FAA to assist CAAT in reviewing its safety oversight system and does not have any impact on the incoming IASA. CAAT intends to resolve the non-compliances before applying for the official IASA to regain back Category 1 status in the near future