We are happy to announce that the Hungary charter Airline “Smartwings” has obtained Foreign Air Operator Certificate (FAOC) on 09th February 2024 from the Civil Aviation Authority of Sri Lanka (CAASL).
The airline is operating direct flights from Budapest, Hungary to Colombo using Boeing 737 aircraft.
Mr. P. A. Jayakantha, Director General of Civil Aviation & Chief Executive Officer of CAASL awarded the FAOC to Mr. Gerard Victoria who is the Chief Executive Officer of Hayleys Aviation which is the General Sales Agent of Smart Wings Airlines.
Capt. Warna Ariyadasa, Director – Aircraft Operations, Mr. Dhanushka Gunasinghe - Civil Aviation Inspector of the CAASL and Mr. Heshan Perera & Mr. Sasidharan Kumarasamy from Local Agent participated for this occasion.
Aircraft Accident Investigation - Advanced Course with On-the-Job sessions held from 16th Jan to 24th Jan 2024 at CAASL.
The training was offered by COSCAP-SA, and the instructor was Mr. Ismo Aaltonen, an Aviation Accident Investigation Expert.
There were 27 participants, including members from AAIB- Pakistan, AAII pool of Sri Lanka, CAASL and representatives from the industry.
Malta charter Airline “SkyUp MT Limited” & Moldova charter Airline “Fly One” have obtained their Foreign Air Operator Certificates (FAOC) recently from the Civil Aviation Authority of Sri Lanka (CAASL).
Mr. P. A. Jayakantha, Director General of Civil Aviation & Chief Executive Officer (DGCA & CEO) awarded the FAOCs to Mr. Thilak Weerasinghe who is the Chairman of LSR as the Local Agent for both airlines.
Initially SkyUp MT Limited is planning to operate five flights per week, and Fly One is planning to operate one flight per week to Mattala Airport. Boeing 737 aircraft will be used for the operations.
Mr. Thilan Kularathna, Senior Civil Aviation Inspector, Mr. Dhanushka Gunasinghe, Civil Aviation Inspector of the CAASL and Mr. Lalithra Pallegamgoda from Local Agent were also present on this occasion.
The inauguration ceremony of Centralized and Regional Air Navigation Services in Europe workshop was held on 29th January 2024 at the auditorium of the Civil Aviation Authority of Sri Lanka (CAASL).
50 participants in total attended the workshop from Bangladesh, Bhuthan, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka.
During the workshop deliberations will cover various critical aspects of the air navigation sector for supporting South Asian Regional Corporation in Air Traffic Management/ Air Navigation Services (ATM/ANS) implementation by providing insights into European centralized and common ATM/ANS services and infrastructure.
Hon. Nimal Siripala de Silva, Minister of Ports, Shipping & Aviation was the chief guest at the occasion. Mr. G S Withanage, Chairman of CAASL, Eng. Athula Galketiya, Chairman of Airport Aviation Services (Sri Lanka) (Private) Limited (AASL), Mr. P. A. Jayakantha, Director General and Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Damitha Narangoda, Vice Chairman of CAASL, Mr. Carlos Menendez, EU-SA APP II Project Manager, the directors of CAASL & AASL, Heads of Divisions of CAASL, and other Senior Officials of CAASL were present at the ceremony.
Rosssiya Airlines received the Foreign Air Operator Certificate (FAOC) recently from the Civil Aviation Authority of Sri Lanka (CAASL) after satisfying the necessary technical and operational requirements in line with the government policy to offer more pathways for foreign airlines to operate flights in to Sri Lanka.
The FAOC was handed over by Mr. P. A. Jayakantha, Director General of Civil Aviation & Chief Executive Officer (DGCA & CEO) to Mr. Nikita Dolgov, Head of Planning and Operations of Rossiya Airlines.
Initially the airline is planning to 04 direct flights from Moscow, utilizing Boeing 777 aircraft.
Mr. Thilan Kularathna, Senior Civil Aviation Inspector & Mr. Dhanushka Gunasinghe, Civil Aviation Inspector of the CAASL, Ms. Padma Beddewela, & Ms. Sameena Thissera from Local Agent of Rossiya Airlines were also present on this occasion.
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