13 MARCH 2017
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The Civil Aviation Authority of Thailand (CAAT) announced last week that Bangkok Airways had been successfully recertified to the international safety standards of ICAO.
The carrier is the first of Thailand’s international airlines to receive its AOC recertification as part of CAAT’s recertification programme in partnership with CAA International, part of the International Directorate of the UK Civil Aviation Authority (UK CAA).
CAAi was appointed by CAAT last year to provide full-scale technical assistance and capacity building in the recertification of all Thai registered international airlines and to support CAAT ahead of its next ICAO audit.
The eight other Thai carriers currently undergoing recertification include the six largest airlines in Thailand, accounting for carrying a total of more than 100m passengers a year between them.
UK CAA international director Ben Alcott said: “This is a significant milestone for CAAT and the Thai aviation and tourism industry.
“With more than 600,000 passengers flying to Thailand from the UK alone each year, the UK CAA is fully committed to supporting the country to improve its level of international compliance as well as building regulatory capacity within CAAT.”
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