Flight Safety Department terminates license of 11 recreation aviation companies


25th Feb, 2018 | Tourism Mail Crew


KATHMANDU, Feb 25: The Flight Safety Standard Department (FSSD) of Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal (CAAN) has terminated the recreational aviation operation license of 11 paragliding companies. The department was forced to terminate the license as the companies failed to apply for the renewal of their license.

Department manager Mr. Devendra Prasad Pandey acknowledged  that the operational license of the companies had to be cancelled as they failed to renew them on time.

The Recreational Aviation Rule 2012 of CAAN states that the license of recreational aviation companies are valid for one year after the date of the issuance and which if not renewed within six months after the expiry, would be terminated.

According to FSSD, there are total 74 recreational aviation companies in Nepal, including paragliding, ultra light flights, para-motor and hot-air balloon.

Companies have also received recreational aviation operational license in new places such as Bandipur, Bhedetar, Surkhet, Syangja, Palpa, Bandipur, Kanyam, and Dhampus.