KATHMANDU, Feb 2: The Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal(CAAN) is going to implement a new air flight system in view of the upcoming rainy season to make air flights safer.

KATHMANDU, Jan 27: Experts have pointed out that there has been an increase in air accidents in Nepal due to non-compliance with the principles specified by the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO).

KATHMANDU, Jan 16: The “Air Crash Investigation Commission” has started its work to investigate the Yeti Airlines plane crash that took place in Pokhara on Sunday morning.

KATHMANDU, Jan 15: According to the Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal, the plane of Yeti Airlines, which crashed in Pokhara this morning, had received the permission to land.

KATHMANDU, Nov 2: The government has permitted the Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal (CAAN) to sign separate bilateral air service agreements with the US and Switzerland.

POKHARA, Nov 1: A paragliding pilot from Spain stayed at the office of the Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal (CAAN) in Pokhara for three hours a few days ago. The reason the foreigner spent three hours at the authority was to get permission for paragliding.

POKHARA, Oct 23: Paragliding flights across the country, which were halted after a paragliding athlete died in an accident during the ninth national games, have resumed from Sunday. After the accident, the Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal (CAAN) had suspended all kinds of paragliding flights across the country indefinitely.

KATHMANDU, OCT 16: The Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal (CAAN) has asked the paragliding companies across the country to immediately stop the adventure sport for the time being, after a paragliding athlete died in the course of competing in the 9th National Games underway in Pokhara on Sunday.

KATHMANDU, Sept 29: Flying kites around the Tribhuvan International Airport has been banned keeping in view aviation safety.

KATHMANDU, August 25: The government has planned to construct three advanced terminal buildings at three domestic airports. According to the Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal (CAAN), Biratnagar, Nepalgunj, and Bharatpur airports have been chosen for the terminal building construction within the current fiscal year.

KATHMANDU, August 20: There has been an increase of Rs 5,000 in the fee for shooting movies inside the international airport in Nepal.

KATHMANDU, August 2: Revenue generated by Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal (CAAN) has increased by 16.67 percent in the previous fiscal year 2021/22. The CAAN has made an income of Rs 7.44 billion in the fiscal year along with a rise in airport fees.

KATHMANDU, August 1: The Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal (CAAN), which could not spend even half of the budget allocated for it in the last fiscal year, has announced a budget of Rs 41 billion for the current fiscal year.

KATHMANDU, July 31: The Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal (CAAN) has said that the construction work on its behalf at the Pokhara Regional International Airport has almost been completed.

KATHMANDU, July 31: A team from the European Union (EU), which has placed Nepal on the air ban list since 2013, is going to visit Nepal to conduct a safety audit.

KATHMANDU, July 24: A few days ago, Bimal Pahari, president of Nepal Paragliding Pilot Club, expressed his grievances at a formal event. His complaint was, “We pilots and businessmen are to blame for the removal of paragliding from the skies of Pokhara, which has been there in the city for almost two and a half decades.”

KATHMANDU, July 5: Representatives of the French Civil Aviation Authority have said that they will take initiatives to remove Nepal from the EU's air safety list. They made the commitment at a recent meeting between officials of the Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal (CAAN) and representatives of the French Civil Aviation Authority.

KATHMANDU, June 30: The Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal (CAAN) had directed airline companies to park their aircraft at airports outside the Kathmandu Valley at night as per the operating base prescribed to them to reduce the pressure at the Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA).

POKHARA June 23- As the Pokhara Regional International airport is in the final stage of construction, the Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal (CAAN), has directed the entrepreneurs concerned to shift the popular aerial adventure sport, paragliding, to some other place from January. According to the authorities, it is not possible for civil flights and paragliding to take place in the same sky at the same time.

KATHMANDU, June 23: Helicopter companies have been provided five more days to relocate to a new operating base for night-stop.

KATHMANDU, June 22: The Airline Operators Association of Nepal (AOAN) has withdrawn its decision to suspend domestic flights from Wednesday.

KATHMANDU, June 21: The Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal (CAAN) has said that a mandatory provision for the night-stop parking to 35 aircraft including 17 helicopters outside Kathmandu is the need of the hour.

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.

POKHARA, June 15: A Tara Air plane crashed in Mustang, during the Pokhara-Jomsom flight, two weeks ago. All the passengers and the crew members on board the plane died in the crash. Following the accident, the aviation regulatory body, the Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal (CAAN), decided not to provide permission to domestic flights to fly until the weather is clear.

KATHMANDU, June 3: The Airline Operators Association of Nepal (AOAN) has said that it is impossible to implement the decision of the Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal (CAAN) to have two pilots in a single-engine helicopter.

KATHMANDU, June 1: The Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal (CAAN) has decided not to allow domestic flights to operate if the weather is not clear.

KATHMANDU, May 29: The Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal (CAAN) has said that a Nepal Army (NA) helicopter that flew in search of the missing Tara Airline aircraft has landed near a possible accident site.

KATHMANDU, May 26: The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has decided to open the Department of Passport on all Sundays even as the government has introduced a public holiday on all Saturdays and Sundays. The DoP will be providing its services even on Sundays from 10 AM to 4 PM beginning May 29.

KATHMANDU, April 27: The Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal (CAAN) has expanded the existing domestic flight time to 18 hours a day so as to manage the growing air traffic at the Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA).

KATHMANDU, April 26: Nepal's air safety rating has increased as per the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) safety audit.

KATHMANDU, April 23: Nepal's national flag carrier, Nepal Airlines Corporation (NAC), has started its regular flights to Saudi Arabia, for the first time. The airline’s wide body A330 aircraft made its inaugural flight to Riyadh on April 22.

Although the international airport is ready for operation if we consider the development of physical infrastructures, the operation of the airport is still uncertain as some of the critical issues related to this are not yet resolved.

KATHMANDU, April 16: Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) would be brought into operation round the clock from May 29.

KATHMANDU, April 15: For the first time, Nepal's national flag carrier will fly to Saudi Arabia on a regular basis from April 22.

KATHMANDU, April 13: Minister for Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation Prem Bahadur Ale has directed the officials of the Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal (CAAN) including its newly-appointed board members to further develop Nepal's airports and keep them in good condition.

KATHMANDU, March 15: Jazeera Airways of Kuwait is to make its first commercial flight at Gautam Buddha International Airport (GBIA).

KATHMANDU, Feb 14: The Supreme Court has issued a short-term interim order against the decision of the Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal (CAAN) to grant compulsory leave to Rajkumar Chhetri from the post of Director General.

KATHMANDU, Jan 26: The Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal (CAAN), the regulatory body of the country's aviation sector, is running with an acting director general (DG).

KATHMANDU, Nov 21: The 13th meeting of the Nepal-European Union Joint Commission is scheduled to take place in Kathmandu on November 24, Wednesday.

Chhetri is new CAAN director general

September 22, 2021 11:38 am

KATHMANDU, Sept 22: Raj Kumar Chhetri has been appointed the director general of the Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal (CAAN), the regulatory body of the country’s aviation sector.

KATHMANDU, August 30: The revenue of the Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal (CAAN) has dropped significantly in the past two years due to the COVID-19 crisis.

KATHMANDU, August 7: Nepal has moved a step forward to split the Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal (CAAN) into two entities, which is the bottom line of the European Union to remove the country’s airlines from the blacklist and allow them to fly in the European airspace.

KATHMANDU, June 29: The Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal (CAAN) has made it mandatory for those traveling to Nepal to quarantine themselves in a hotel for seven days.

CAAN directs airlines to clear dues

February 8, 2021 15:40 pm

KATHMANDU, Feb 8: The Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal (CAAN) has pressed the airlines that have not cleared their dues amounting millions for many years to pay the dues within 30 days.

POKHARA, Jan 25: The Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal (CAAN) has directed to track the paragliding activities in the sky of Pokhara with GPS. According to CAAN, the new decision was taken in view of the increasing instances of accidents after pilots often flew away from the designated area due to lack of any mechanism in place to track their movement in the sky.

KATHMANDU, Dec 17: The state-owned Nepal Airlines Corporation (NAC) has received the commercial ground handling permission for Gautam Buddha International Airport and Pokhara Regional International Airport.

KATHMANDU, Oct 5: The government is developing the Biratnagar Airport as an entry point of East Nepal for tourists traveling through air.

Ban on Nepali airlines in the EU skies remains in place

KATHMANDU, Oct 2: The Karnali provincial government and the Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal (CAAN) signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) for the development, expansion and upgradation of Surkhet Airport on Thursday.

KATHMANDU, Oct 1: The Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal (CAAN) has issued a flight schedule allowing various domestic airlines to conduct 71 domestic flights a day in the month of October.