KATHMANDU, Sept 25: Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal (CAAN) is making a move to collect outstanding dues of over Rs 2 billion from 230 airlines companies, government offices, firms, and individuals.

KATHMANDU, Sept 19: Minister for Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation, Yogesh Kumar Bhattarai, has drawn the attention of the Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal (CAAN) to solve the problem of plane holding.

KATHMANDU, Aug 26: Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal (CAAN) has requested European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) to lobby for lifting the ban on Nepali airlines from flying to European Union (EU) nations, at the 56th Directors General of Civil Aviation, Asia and Pacific Regions (DGCA) conference that concluded in Kathmandu last week.

KATHMANDU, Aug 19: With the theme of “Harmonizing Efforts to Meet Capacity Constraints”, Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal (CAAN) is organizing 56th Director Generals of Civil Aviation (DGCA) conference from Monday.

KATHMANDU, August 17: European Union has welcomed the decision to split CAAN into a regulatory body and service provider.

KATHMANDU, July 31: A total of Rs 10.25 billion has been collected from international flights passengers in the Aviation Development Fund (ADF) over the past five years.

Govt set to unbundle CAAN

July 26, 2019 05:30 am

KATHMANDU, July 26: The government has drafted two bills in a bid to split the Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal (CAAN), hoping that the move would pave the way for Nepal's removal from the aviation safety list of the European Union.

CAAN to be split into two bodies

July 6, 2019 19:35 pm

KATHMANDU, July 7: The government has decided to split the Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal (CAAN) into two organizations in a bid to make country's aviation sector more secure and effective.

KATHMANDU, April 29: Yeti Airlines has inducted a new ATR 72-500 aircraft in its fleet.

KATHMANDU, April 24: Air passengers flying to New Delhi or vice versa will have to face problem due to shortage of tickets for at least a few days as airlines operating on the route have said that they cannot increase flight frequency immediately.

No time for NOTAM

April 20, 2019 01:05 am

Irrespective of the suffering caused by the cancellation of RA’s flight (RA231) to Dubai (DWC) due to night time runway closure after 10 PM, it was good that Notice to Airmen (NOTAM) was strictly followed. Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) is currently passing through a phase of ten hours airport closure that is to last until the end of June. By then, the whole of runway surface will have been scrapped out and done anew.

KATHMANDU, April 5: As per international air safety protocol, the Nepal Airlines Dubai-bound flight of April 3 had the responsibility to deplane all of its 257 passengers after it cancelled its flight citing notice to airmen (NOTAM).

POKHARA, March 19: Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal (CAAN) has authorized Nepal Airsports Association (NAA) to regulate and supervise paragliding flights in Pokhara.

19 airports out of operation

March 17, 2019 08:43 am

KATHMANDU, March 17: Among the total 49 airports in the country, 19 do not operate regular flight services. With airports stagnant, airfields have transformed into grass fields.

KATHMANDU, Feb 2: International passenger movement at Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) has increased by 12 percent in 2018, compared to the previous year.

POKHARA, Nov 18: Pokhara Airport will remain shut for 15 hours daily from today to carry out renovation works on the dilapidated runway, authorities said on Sunday.

KATHMANDU, Sept 27: The Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal (CAAN) has requested people not to fly kites near the airport premises saying that it might disrupt the flight security.

KATHMANDU, June 25: The Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal (CAAN) has stepped up to take action against the private airlines companies for not abiding by the planes' parking agreement.

KATHMANDU, June 25: In a controversial move, the Nepal Airlines Corporation (NAC) has asked the Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal (CAAN) to allow convicted senior captain Subarna Awale to resume working as pilot. Awale was earlier fined Rs 10 million by the Kathmandu District Court for misusing foreign currency.

POKHARA, May 27: Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal (CAAN) has warned paragliding companies of action if they act against the laws and regulations of the CAAN. The authority has also warned both pilots and companies of canceling their license if they continue to breach the regulations.

Locals elated to see plane at the airfield after a decade

KATHMANDU, April 10: Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal (CAAN) has allocated Rs 100 million for the maintenance of runway at Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA).

KATHMANDU, March 14: The Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal (CAAN) has dismissed an allegation that the Air Traffic Controllers (ATCs) did not guide the US-Bangla aircraft properly when it was trying to land at Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) on Monday.

KATHMANDU, Mar 13: Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal (CAAN) and Central Investigation Bureau (CIB) will jointly investigate on the leaked conversation between the Air Traffic Controller (ATC) and the pilot of crashed US-Bangla Airlines.

KATHMANDU, Mar 13:  Six officers stationed at the Air Traffic Control Tower who witnessed the US Bangla air crash have been shifted to another department to ‘minimize shock of the accident’.

CAAN bars Awale from flying planes

March 12, 2018 09:27 am

KATHMANDU, Mar 12: Senior captain of Nepal Airlines Corporation, Subarna Awale, who has been released on bail in a case related to smuggling of foreign currency, cannot be allowed to fly planes, Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal has said.

-KATHMANDU, Jan 26: The government has transferred Maheswor Neupane, secretary at the Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation, after he denied appointing Joint Secretary Tourism Ministry Suresh Acharya as Director General to the Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal (CANN) by dismissing incumbent DG Sanjiv Gautam.

KATHMANDU, Jan 8: After repeated follow up, Malaysia-based Air Asia X has paid Rs 20 million of the total Rs 230 million it owes to the Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal (CAAN) in various services including passengers service charge, airport development fee, landing, parking and the fees involving the use of navigational equipment.

KATHMANDU, Jan 2: The Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal (CAAN), the civil aviation regulatory body of the country, is to be divided into two separate autonomous entities.

KATHMANDU, Nov 29: Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal (CAAN) has directed Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) management committee to submit details of outstanding dues of international airlines operating flights to Kathmandu within three days.

KATHMANDU, Nov 28: The board of directors of Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal (CAAN) has approved annual budget of Rs 43.66 billion for the aviation sector regulator, four years after the new fiscal year kicked off.

KATHMANDU, Nov 19: Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal (CAAN) has conducted a flight inspection of Mode S Monopulse Secondary Surveillance Radar (MSSR) system on Saturday which was newly installed at Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) and Bhatte Danda of Lalitpur.

KATHMANDU, Nov 7: Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal (CAAN) has requested helicopter companies not to operate any commercial flights in the Annapurna Conservation Area without taking permission from the Annapurna Conservation Area Project (ACAP).

KATHMANDU, Oct 10: The International Relations and Labor Committee of parliament has directed the Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation (MoCTCA) to create working environment for Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal (CAAN) Director General Sanjeeb Gautam.

POKHARA, Oct 7: Paragliding companies in Pokhara will not be allowed to operate before 10 am and after 3:30 pm now onwards.

KATHMANDU, Oct 5: Staying the decision of Minister for Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation Jitendra Narayan Dev to transfer  Director General of Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal (CAAN) Sanjiv Gautam back to the ministry, the Election Commission (EC) has paved the way for him to continue in his present job.

KATHMANDU, Sept 27: Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal (CAAN), which owns and operates the Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA), is preparing to expand main terminal building by adding new facilities to facilitate air passengers.

KATHMANDU, Sept 22: Minister for Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation Jitendra Dev on Friday asked Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal (CAAN) Director General Sanjiv Gautam to furnish clarifications over his alleged failure to make Spanish firm Constructora San Jose SA deliver on its contract.

KATHMANDU, July 25: The Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal (CAAN) has initiated the process to delist Nepal's aviation sector from the aviation safety blacklist of the European Union.

KATHMANDU, Jan 13: The decision of Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal (CAAN) to distribute bonus to its staffers has drawn flak from tourism entrepreneurs.

KATHMANDU, Sept 29: The Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal (CAAN), a regulatory body of the aviation of the country, has banned to carry mobile Galaxy Note 7 mobile sets in during domestic flights operated by airlines companies on Thursday.

POKHARA, June 5: The Ministry for Finance and the Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal (CAAN) on Sunday signed an agreement on loan for the construction of a regional international airport in the lake city.