CAA to Be Restructured for Better Coordination Between Airports & Airlines

The Federal Government, in principle, has decided to review its Aviation Policy and restructure the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA).

This was stated by Adviser to the PM on Aviation, Sardar Mahtab Ahmed Khan, who expressed these views while chairing a high level meeting during his visit to the Headquarters of Pakistan Civil Aviation Authority in Karachi on Thursday.

Secretary Aviation Irfan Ilahi, Director General CAA Air Marshal (retired) Asim Suleman and other high officials of the aviation division and PCAA were also among the attendants. A detailed briefing was also given to the Adviser regarding the functioning and working procedures of the organization.

Sardar Mahtab said that a comprehensive strategy has been made to cope with the modern era challenges posed to the aviation sector due to the continuous growth in air traffic.

“A decision has been taken to review and redefine the aviation policy and to restructure the civil aviation authority, along with a level playing field to upgrade and improve the performance of airlines as per the requirements of contemporary markets and customers.” Sardar Methab told.

He asserted the concerned authority to present a report after the consultation with all airlines in this regard. He said that all out efforts have been made to provide the best available facilities to passengers.

Sardar Mahtab reviewed the existing procedures and regulations and directed to carry out independent complete diagnostic study of the organizational structure, and provide necessary recommendations to improve the organizational structure without delay. He also directed to establish the grievance redressal forum immediately and conduct training programs to enhance the staff’s capacity to meet business objectives and goals.