KATHMANDU, June 20: The Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal (CAAN) has unveiled a mandatory provision for the night-stop parking to 34 aircrafts including 14 helicopters outside Kathmandu Valley citing lack of sufficient space at the Tribhuvan International Airport.
A meeting of the CAAN on Sunday took a decision for sending 14 helicopters and 20 airplanes of nine airlines companies out of Kathmandu for the night-stop parking, CAAN Spokesperson Jagannath Niraula said.
“The decision will come in force from June 21 for helicopters and from June 27 for airplanes,” said CAAN Director General Pradeep Adhikari .
Adhikari said that the mandatory provision for the airplanes and helicopter to go out of Kathmandu was taken as per the policy to ensure aviation safety in Nepal.
Likewise, the VVIPs in the country will not be allowed to travel in the chartered helicopter managed by a single pilot. Now onwards, a provision has been made that two pilots in the chartered helicopter are mandatory to carry the VVIPs and all the helicopter companies would be written to this issue, Adhikari shared.