Montreal based International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) is set to do an audit on air safety regulations of the Philippines this May, 2017. The audit is done on a regular basis to determine whether a country complies with the global air safety standards set by ICAO.
The Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP), the country’s air regulatory agency, is confident that it will pass the ICAO audit next year. Failure to pass the audit can lead to blacklisting by other international aviation jurisdictions like EU or FAA of the United States. The Philippines was removed from EU blacklist only in 2013.
CAAP Deputy Director General Manuel Antonio Tamayo said that international consultants who assisted the Philippines in passing the audit are tapped again to assist CAAP.