The Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP) has announced it has passed the safety standards of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO).
CAAP once again surpassed the global average of 67.6 percent with the present score of 69 percent from the previous 67.77 percent rating.
The higher rating comes after the Offsite Validation activity conducted on Sept. 1 where ICAO subject matter experts found that there are no Significant Safety Concerns (SSC) for the Philippines.
CAAP spokesman Eric Apolonio said the main objective of the evaluation was to ensure that principles, techniques, set standards, and recommended practices (SARPS) related to international civil aviation operations are practiced in the country to ensure aviation’s safe and orderly growth.
ICAO is a specialized agency of the United Nations with 193 member-states that set standards and regulations necessary for aviation safety, security, efficiency, and environmental protection. It assesses all member states of the UN on their capability and capacity to implement an effective safety oversight of aviation operations.