June 25, 2024

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Transpo chief assures CAAP’s readiness before New Year

DEPARTMENT of Transportation Secretary Jaime J. Bautista inspected the Communications, Navigations, Surveillance / Air Traffic Management system at the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP) compound this Friday, December 29.

As part of the Oplan Biyaheng Ayos: Pasko 2023, Sec. Bautista was assured by CAAP personnel of the efficiency of the equipment in the CNS/ATM including the redundancy of the Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS) for the continuous operation of our air traffic control.

After inspection of CAAP’s state-of-the-art equipment, Sec. Bautista said “All facilities of CAAP are in order, well maintained and fully manned.”

Also, the transport chief also checked the Philippine Aeronautical Rescue Coordination Center in CAAP for the search and rescue operation in case of an emergency. 

Likewise, Secretary Bautista was informed of CAAP’s ‘No Leave Policy’ to address the needs of holiday rush travelers.

Additionally, 45 commercially operating airports under CAAP are still on heightened alert due to the expected increased volume of air passengers this peak season.