CAAN meets with EU committee

24th Jan, 2018 | Tourism Mail Crew

KATHMANDU, Jan 24: The Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal (CAAN) has presented the details of the improvement and reforms for Nepali aviation in a bid to have Nepal removed from EU's aviation blacklist. In the meeting with the European Union committee, Deputy Director General of CAAN, Rajan Pokharel, submitted the details related to improvement including the international law compliance, license distribution, license distribution.

In the meeting, he said that according to the criteria of the European Union, details was presented about the problems solved in the aviation sector. The documents were submitted by focusing on removing Nepal's name from the aviation blacklist. After studying the details that we have submitted, the EU will send a report to CAAN in February. Pokharel told that this document will be presented at the Air Safety Committee meeting.

According to him, European Union will come to study about the improvement of the air-service provider associated with the Aviation sector in Nepal. He said, "The meeting with the EU has been positive now. By February, we can receive a report from the EU.

Seven years ago, Nepal was blacklisted by European Union due to its weak aviation security. EU has been assigning ICAO for the aviation safety audit of Nepal. He said that the Nepal flight safety standards compliance rate has reached 66 percent in relation with the Air Service Association and Civil Aviation Authority. According to European Union, the international aviation criteria should be at least 60 percent.