The Civil Aviation Authority of Thailand (CAAT) has confirmed that Bangkok Airways has been successfully recertified to the international safety standards of ICAO. Bangkok Airways is the first of Thailand’s international airlines to receive its AOC recertification as part of CAAT’s recertification programme, in partnership with CAA International (CAAi), part of the International Directorate of the UK Civil Aviation Authority (UK CAA).
Dr Chula Sukmanop, Director General of CAAT said, “Bangkok Airways is the first out of nine airlines that are expected to be granted AOCs as they are in the initial group. The remaining eight are still in the process because each airline’s inspection period depends on the complexity of the organisation, the size of aircraft fleet and the company’s operation complication. However, we look forward to issuing the AOC to the other eight airlines of the first group by June 2017.”Date: February 28, 2017