POKHARA, Nov 25: The Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal (CAAN) is preparing to bring the Pokhara Regional International Airport (PRIA) into operation from January 1, 2023. Accordingly, the calibration flight (mechanical test) is now being carried out. The airport will become operational after the calibration flight is carried out successfully and the test flights are completed.
KATHMANDU, Nov 23: Nepal Airlines Corporation (NAC) has requested the Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal (CAAN) to give it the ground handling rights of the Pokhara Regional International Airport (PRIA).
POKHARA, Nov 18: It has been found that some paragliding pilots fly in the skies of Pokhara despite having some health problems. During a test conducted recently, some pilots with serious health problems were barred from flying. The Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal (CAAN) has banned pilots with health problems from flying for at least six months.
KATHMANDU, Oct 31: Now international chartered flights will take off and land at the newly-constructed Gautam Buddha International Airport (GBIA) in Bhairahawa, the Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal (CAAN) decided. Earlier, all international chartered flights took place at the Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA).
POKHARA, Oct 30: It's almost three months ago that the Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal (CAAN), the regulatory body of Nepal's airspace, set the date of operation of Pokhara Regional International Airport on January 1, 2023. If the airport starts its operation on the day specified by the authority, the flights should operate from the airport in the next two months.
POKHARA, Oct 13: One of the main obstacles to bring Pokhara Regional International Airport into operation is cutting off the Ritthepani hill, which has not yet started. Ritthepani hill lies on the east of Pokhara Regional International Airport's 'approach' area. As the work of cutting off the hill on the approach has not started, the calibration flight has also been pushed back as a result.
KATHMANDU, Sept 23: Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) and Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal (CAAN) signed the Record of Discussion (R/D) for a new Technical Cooperation Project to Improve Air Navigation Services for Enhancing Flight Handling Capacity at Tribhuvan International Airport on Thursday.
KATHMANDU, April 17: The newly-constructed Gautam Buddha International Airport (GBIA) is set to see the start of domestic flights to and from the airport on the new runway from April 21. The Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal (CAAN) has started preparations to start operations of the airport under the directive of Minister for Culture, Tourism, and Civil Aviation Prem Bahadur Ale Magar.
KATHMANDU, Jan 29: Shree Airlines, a private sector airline, has added a new aircraft to its fleet. It has acquired an 80-seat capacity Q400-8 aircraft. With this, the company's flight service now has a total of eight aircrafts.
KATHMANDU, Sept 29: Ground handling is one of the good sources of income for Nepal Airlines Corporation (NAC). The state-owned company has been paying up to Rs 700 million in royalties to the Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal (CAAN) and the government annually. But now the aviation mafia has set its greedy eyes on this income source of NAC, according to the NAC employees union.
KATHMANDU, Aug 17: Nepal has made progress in implementation of State Safety Program (SSP) of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), according to Aviation Safety Report 2019. Nepal has SSP implementation rate of 72.31%.
POKHARA, Dec 4: After nearly two decades runway of the Jomsom Airport is being repaired. The runway was in dire need of repairs for a long time now. According to Pushparaj Neupane, an engineer with the Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal (CAAN), the repair project worth Rs 800 million has already kicked off. “The work of erecting fences around the airport is almost over. Blacktopping of the runway and construction of parking area will follow soon,” he said.
KATHMANDU, Sept 15: Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal (CAAN) has said that there was no alternative to building the Second International Airport (SIA) at Nijgadh, as proposed by the government, despite scorn from the environmental activists that building the airport will destroy trees.