Bangkok Airways (PG, Bangkok Suvarnabhumi) has become the first Thai commercial carrier to complete its AOC recertification according to the Civil Aviation Authority of Thailand's (CAAT) revised, ICAO-compliant standards.
The CAAT said in a press release Monday, February 27, that it is conducting the exercise for all Thai commercial carriers with CAA International (CAAi), part of the International Directorate of the UK Civil Aviation Authority (UK CAA), providing assistance.
The Civil Aviation Authority of Thailand (CAAT) has suspended issuing new Air Operator's Certificates (AOCs) due to a shortage of suitably qualified inspectors. AIN Online cites a confidential source who says that the CAAT is working to train more personnel in order to ensure that regulation and safety standards can be met.
An audit of Thailand's then-Department of Civil Aviation (DCA) – now the CAAT – carried out in January 2015 by the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) found ...
Orient Thai Airlines (OX, Bangkok Suvarnabhumi) is suing a former director for breach of fiduciary duties. The airline alleges that Mick Davies (previously known as Lan Shi Li and Jack Thomson) arranged for the transfer of THB279 million (USD7.75 million) from Orient Thai Airlines to Siam Air Transport TH, a firm which he controlled. Davies denies the allegations and says that the transfers were loan repayments. The transfers allegedly occurred over nine months from September 2015.
The Director-General of the Civil Aviation Authority of Thailand (CAAT), Chula Sukmanop, says three locally-based airlines have been ordered to submit turnaround plans to the regulatory agency by the end of the month following concerns about their financial state.
In an interview with The Bangkok Post, Sukmanop said the three unspecified carriers had been badly affected by a Thai government crackdown on zero-dollar tour scams in September. The scams had targeted Chinese tourists by luring ...