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CAAF’s New Air Navigation Regulation Under Review

The Civil Aviation Authority of Fiji (CAAF) is currently in the process of reviewing the air navigation regulation. Fiji is among countries in the world known to be a safer
13 Dec 2014 10:05
CAAF’s New Air Navigation Regulation Under Review
Civil Aviation Authority of Fiji Controller Ground Safety, Isei Tudreu (left), with Airports Fiji Limited Airside Operations Officer, Isaia Roko. Photo: WAISEA NASOKIA

The Civil Aviation Authority of Fiji (CAAF) is currently in the process of reviewing the air navigation regulation.

Fiji is among countries in the world known to be a safer country in the international aviation industry because of the of its airport operations.

CAAF Controller Ground Safety, Isei Tudreu, said they have configured the regulation into the numbering system, adopting New Zealand’s model.

“It’s a good opportunity to relook in this new instrument that will move aviation in Fiji and it is good for CAAF,” Mr Tudreu said.

“The numbering system will harmonise it with the regions so that anyone in the aviation industry has a standard way of reading the aviation law that governs aviation operation in Fiji.”

Ease of business

Mr Tudreu said the harmonisation with the aviation industry in the Pacific will see ease in the running of operations.

“We are often challenged by the global regulators, and man power challenges us where we as regulators are less hitting the top,” he said.

“The industry expects you to have people to know the job, and we want the regular team.”

He said currently the documented regulation is with the Solicitor General’s office and the Ministry of Civil Aviation.

“Once our ministry has reviewed it through legal team, they will bring it back to CAAF,” Mr Tudreu said.

“CAAF then will engage with industry again because there are new players in the system.”

Association of South Pacific Airlines (ASPA) secretary general George Faktaufon labeled the progress as a “wise move”.

“It is about time that Fiji needs to upgrade its regulations of the aviation,” Mr Faktaufon said.

“This is a wise move to put Fiji on the world aviation map that will boost the services.”

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