The Joint Foreign Chambers of the Philippines on Monday called on Congress to pass much-needed air transport reform legislation, in support of recommendations contained in Senate Committee Report No. 39 on the Air Traffic Management System glitch at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport on New Year’s Day.
CR No. 39 recommended, among others, the amendment of the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP) charter to strengthen CAAP as an agency.
It also pushed to decouple CAAP’s conflicting functions as regulator, operator, and investigator, along with the passage of bills creating the Philippine Transportation Safety Board (PTSB) and the Philippine Airports Authority to allow for more efficiency and transparency in the sector.