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Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines orders three carriers to cease operations

8-Jun-2010 11:14 AM

Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP) ordered three commercial carriers to cease operations due to discrepancies in their documentation (BusinessMirror, 07-Jun-2010). Director General, Alfonso Cusi, ordered Southeast Asian Airlines (SEAir) to cease operations of its Dornier aircraft as its licence to operate the aircraft is noncompliant with international airworthiness procedures. Mr Cusi found the certificate for one of the aircraft should have been issued only for “experimental” operations. Meanwhile, another of the aircraft is a pre-series aircraft declared not for commercial use by the European Aviation Safety Agency. CAAP has also revoked Interisland Airlines' Air Operator Certificate (AOC) after the crash of one of its leased Antonov aircraft at the end of Apr-2010. Pacific East Asia Cargo’s operations certificate has also been revoked since Mar-2010, as it is yet to comply with AOC requirements.