KATHMANDU, Feb 24: The Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal (CAAN) has announced plans to install an electronic system to mitigate bird-related hazards at the airport. The CAAN is going to install this electronic bird deterrent system in all the airports that are currently in operation.

KATHMANDU, Feb 23: The Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal (CAAN) has announced vacancies for 98 positions, ranging from Deputy Director to Assistant.

KATHMANDU, Jan 19: The implementation of the instructions given to the airline companies not to spend the night at the Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) is going to be made stricter.

KATHMANDU, Jan 19: The Adani Group of Indian billionaire Gautam Adani became interested after the Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal (CAAN) started the process of operating and building four airports in Nepal under the Public Private Partnership (PPP) model.

KATHMANDU, Jan 19: The Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal (CAAN), which has been accused of being unable to operate the Pokhara Regional International Airport (PRIA) and Gautam Buddha (Bhairawa) International Airport (GBIA) built with loans, has proposed allowing four airports to be run under the Public Private Partnership (PPP) model.

KATHMANDU, Jan 1: Minister for Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation Sudan Kirati has directed the Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal (CAAN) to abide by the concerns of the European Commission to remove Nepali airlines companies from EU's blacklist.

KATHMANDU, Dec 25: A meeting between the Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal (CAAN) and the Nepal Airsports Association (NAA) is set to reconvene on Thursday with the aim of reaching an agreement for the resumption of paragliding services in Pokhara.

KATHMANDU, Dec 19: Tara Air has submitted a preliminary investigation report to the Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal (CAAN) concerning the incident involving the fall of the aircraft's glass panel of the emergency door during takeoff. According to the company's report, the glass panel of Tara Air's emergency door, en route to Lukla, detached after departing from the Tribhuvan International Airport.

POKHARA, Dec 16: The Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal (CAAN), the regulatory body of the aviation sector of the country, has indefinitely suspended paragliding flights in the sky of Pokhara citing potential risk in this sector due to the ongoing disputes among the stakeholders.

KATHMANDU, Dec 5: The Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal (CAAN) is set to conduct a detailed flight safety audit of Nepal Airlines Corporation (NAC) following the discovery of serious issues on their flight safety.

JUMLA, Nov 28: The land acquisition process for Jumla Airport expansion and construction of a new terminal building has started. The Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal (CAAN) has started the process of acquiring 183.80 ropanis of land for the purpose.

CAAN to reoperate duty-free shops at TIA

November 21, 2023 09:30 am

KATHMANDU, Nov 21: The Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal (CAAN) is resuming operation of duty-free shops at the Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) after their closure for the past one and a half decades.

KATHMANDU, Nov 6: The Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal (CAAN) has announced a monetary aid of Rs 10 million to the earthquake survivors in Jajarkot and Rukum West.

KATHMANDU, Nov 3: The Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal (CAAN) has suspended Ashok Thapa, the chief of the Manthali Airport in Ramechhap district, due to his decision to grant flight clearance to a quarreling pilot

KATHMANDU, Oct 20: The Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal (CAAN) has taken a significant step by forming a high-level committee to establish price limits for goods and services sold within airports throughout the country.

KATHMANDU, Oct 15: The Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal (CAAN), citing recurring accidents of helicopters operated by Manang Air, has decided to suspend the Air Operator Certificate (AOC) of the airlines company.

KATHMANDU, Oct 14: In response to recurring accidents involving its helicopters, the Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal (CAAN) has taken the decision to suspend the Air Operator Certificate (AOC) of Manang Air.

In the realm of diplomacy and international relations, the significance of seamless coordination and competence among government agencies cannot be overstated. Recent developments involving the Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal (CAAN) ordering a halt to Korean Air flights, seemingly without a cohesive and consultative approach within the government, underscore the necessity for effective inter-ministerial collaboration.

CAAN prepares to ban Korean Air flights

September 25, 2023 18:10 pm

KATHMANDU, Sept 25: The Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal (CAAN) has prepared to ban Korean Air flights.

KATHMANDU, Sept 22: The Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal (CAAN) has urged one and all not to fly kites, drones and balloons around the Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA).

KATHMANDU, Sep 4: A legal case has been lodged at the Patan High Court, urging action against Pradeep Adhikari, the Director General of the Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal (CAAN).

KATHMANDU, Sept 3: The Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal (CAAN) is considering making a domestic airline company to have at least five aircraft for their operations in the next five years.

KATHMANDU, Aug 17: The Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal (CAAN) is set to revoke its decision to prohibit regular passenger and chartered flights and cargo operations at Karnali airport after 12:30 PM, bringing relief to the region's air travel concerns.

KATHMANDU, Aug 13: The Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal (CAAN) has said no flights meant for rescue operations have been prohibited in remote areas beyond the 'operation hours'.

In a well-intentioned move, the Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal (CAAN) has made a decision that, despite its good faith, is causing havoc in the lives of the ordinary citizens, especially those living in remote areas with limited transportation options.

KATHMANDU, Aug 12: Simrik Air settled its overdue payment of Rs 4.3 million with the Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal (CAAN) on Friday.

KATHMANDU, Aug 1: Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal (CAAN) has taken the decision to suspend all flights operated by Simrik Air effective from Friday.

BIRENDRANAGAR, Aug 7: The recent implementation of new flight safety rules by the Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal (CAAN) has sparked concerns among the residents of Karnali's remote areas and stakeholders in the aviation and tourism sectors. The rules, aimed at reducing the risk of air accidents due to adverse weather conditions, prohibit flights in certain remote areas of Karnali and Sudurpaschim provinces in the afternoon, even when the weather is clear.

KATHMANDU, July 25: The Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal (CAAN) is set to implement European standards for air accident control, further elevating the safety measures in the country's aviation sector.

KATHMANDU, July 17: The Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal (CAAN) has initiated the process of relocating 50 percent of its employees from its Babarmahal office to their new building in Sinamangal. According to CAAN Spokesperson Jagannath Niraula, the Air Safety Department and National Pride Project Directorate offices, previously located in Babarmahal, are among the first to be moved to the new CAAN building.

KATHMANDU, July 13: In response to two helicopter accidents occurring within a two-month period, the Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal (CAAN) has implemented new regulations to enhance safety measures.

MORANG, July 12: The Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal (CAAN) has announced its decision not to pay taxes to the local government at Biratnagar Airport. Rinji Sherpa, chief of CAAN in Biratnagar, clarified that according to the Local Self-Government Act, the airport is exempt from paying any taxes to the metropolis.

KATHMANDU, July 8: The Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal (CAAN) has clarified that Qatar Airlines has not expressed any interest in operating commercial flights from Pokhara Regional International Airport (PRIA).

KATHMANDU, July 3: The Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal (CAAN) has granted permission for three aircraft operated by Shree Airlines to resume regular operations after undergoing a thorough technical inspection.

KATHMANDU, June 27: Culture, Tourism, and Civil Aviation Minister Sudan Kirati has sought an explanation from Pradeep Adhikari, the director general (DG) of the Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal (CAAN).

KATHMANDU, June 24: The Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal (CAAN) has taken the decision to ground two pilots employed by Nepal Airlines Corporation (NAC).

KATHMANDU, June 22: In response to the Nepal Oil Corporation (NOC)'s recent reduction in the price of petroleum products, airfares have been lowered across various routes.

KATHMANDU, June 20: An agreement has been reached between the Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal (CAAN) and the Civil Aviation Authority of France with the aim of enhancing the air safety system of Nepal.

KATHMANDU, June 3: After six months of operation, Pokhara Regional International Airport (PRIA) will have its first international flight. According to the Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal (CAAN), China's Sichuan Airlines has offered two charter flights to Chengdu-Pokhara.

KATHMANDU, May 12: The construction of the new building of the Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal (CAAN) in Sinamangal has made 85 percent progress. Information officer of CAAN, Gyanendra Bhul, said that the authority plans to move to the new building within the next two months.

KATHMANDU, May 8: The Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal (CAAN) has suspended the operation of Shree Airlines' aircraft 9N-ANE until further notice.

KATHMANDU, May 7: The Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal (CAAN) has banned all helicopter flights of Simrik Air.

KATHMANDU, April 27: The Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal (CAAN) has banned taking any kind of photos/videos without taking permission in the restricted area of the airport.

KATHMANDU, April 25: The Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal (CAAN) is going to re-study after FlyDubai released information about a bird-hit during its flight on Monday night.

DHORPATAN, April 8: The two-day paragliding test flight is being conducted at Dhorpatan of Baglung district from Friday. The test flight is underway at ward no-9 after taking permission from the Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal (CAAN), according to Dhorpatan municipality.

KATHMANDU, April 2: The Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal (CAAN) is going to adjust the domestic flight fares after a hiatus of four years.

KATHMANDU, April 1: The Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal (CAAN) has issued a Cabin Safety Guidelines for all airlines operating in the country, in view of the mistreatment of air hostesses.

KATHMANDU, March 27: The Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal (CAAN) has termed Friday’s near-disaster incident of Air India aircraft an ‘extreme negligence’ and wrote to the Indian authority concerned to take action against crew members for violation of rules.

Inexcusable negligence

March 27, 2023 07:32 am

The CAAN has written to the Indian authority concerned on Sunday to take action against crew members for violating the basic air traffic rules, while asking the two ATCs on duty at the TIA during that time to remain 'inactive' until further notice for “carelessness that could have led to a collision" between the two aircrafts. These disciplinary actions on the part of CAAN are steps in the right direction. However, this incident raises several questions about the safety protocols and procedures in place at the CAAN.

KATHMANDU, March 26: The Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal (CAAN) has taken action against two employees of the air traffic controller department for “carelessness that could have led to a collision between a Nepal Airlines Corporation plane and an Air India aircraft in the sky on March 24.”