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Recordings of Xiamen Air flight in NAIA runway mishap back in Manila

Sep 03, 2018 - 7:13 PM

The Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines Aircraft Investigation and Inquiry Board investigators confirm the black box data recording is of good quality

SKID. Workers attend to a Xiamen Air Boeing 737-800 after it slids off the NAIA runway in Paranaque City on August 17, 2018. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

NAIA runway closed until Aug 18 morning after Xiamen Air plane skids

Aug 17, 2018 - 7:32 PM

(4TH UPDATE) All 157 passengers and 8 crew of flight MF8667 are safe, but Friday and Saturday flights have been cancelled or diverted

A Xiamen Air Boeing 737-800 series passenger aircraft, operating as flight MF8667 from Xiamen to Manila, is seen after skidding off the runway while attempting to land in bad weather at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport on August 17, 2018. Photo by Ted Aljibe/AFP

Puerto Princesa airport workers return bag with P1.5M

Aug 03, 2018 - 10:18 AM

The hand-carry baggage with cash and other personal items is reunited with its owner who had left it at the arrival area of the airport

HONESTY. Employees of the Puerto Princesa International Airport return a luggage containing P1.5 million in cold cash to a passenger. Photo from Percy Malonesio/CAAP

Canceled flights over Busuanga airport mishap, bad weather on Saturday, June 9

Jun 09, 2018 - 9:55 AM

(3RD UPDATE) The Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines cancels all flights to and from Busuanga in Palawan a day after a Skyjet plane overshot the runway of the Francisco Reyes Airport

Boost in Puerto Princesa tourism seen as Boracay faces closure

Apr 12, 2018 - 4:25 PM

'The CAAP confirmed to us that starting April 25, we will be having another 10 redirected flights from Kalibo every week,' says Michie Meneses of the City Tourism Office

NATURAL BEAUTY. The Puerto Princesa Underground River is among the 7 New Wonders of the World. Photo from PPUR Management Office

Congress seeks government regulation of drones

Mar 27, 2018 - 8:08 AM

Senate President Aquilino Pimentel III says drones must be regulated because they could also be used to violate people's rights, especially the right to privacy

DRONES. Philippine Congress seeks to regulate the use of drones, whether used for hobby or commercial purposes. File photo by Joseph Edelson/AFP

10 dead in Bulacan plane crash

Mar 17, 2018 - 1:54 PM

(6TH UPDATE) Police say that aside from all passengers on the plane, 5 members of the family in the house where the plane crashed were also killed

CRASH LAND. A 6-seater plane crash lands upon takeoff from Plaridel, Bulacan on March 17, 2018.

PAL to spend around $2 billion on 15 new planes in 2018

Feb 13, 2018 - 7:15 PM

(UPDATED) Philippine Airlines also says it is waiting for the Civil Aeronautics Board to decide on its petition for a fuel surcharge

PAL 4 Star Awarding

Flights canceled as Legazpi Airport closed due to Mayon Volcano

Jan 22, 2018 - 7:30 PM

(UPDATED) Please refresh this page for updates on cancellations due to the ash cloud spewed by Mayon Volcano

Private plane carrying BSP employees overshoots Albay runway

Jan 10, 2018 - 4:22 PM

The private plane is carrying documents from the central bank office in Manila to its office in Legazpi City

SKETCHY REPORT. The pilot of the private plane has refused to give details of the incident to the police, citing confidentiality. Photo by Rhaydz Barcia/Rappler

CAAP all set for holiday passenger rush in airports

Dec 03, 2017 - 8:00 AM

Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines Director-General Jim Sydiongco tells employees not to ask or receive gifts from passengers

File photo by AFP

Duterte transfers Customs execs accused of corruption to DOTr

Nov 10, 2017 - 12:12 PM

President Duterte gives Milo Maestrecampo and Gerardo Gambala new government posts despite accusations of corruption and collaboration with drug smugglers

Majority floor leader Rodolfo Fariñas during a congress hearing regarding the seized P6.4 billion worth of smuggled shabu from China, during House Committee on Ways and Means on Wednesday, Aug. 02, 2017. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

PAL pays nearly P6B to DOTr to settle accounts

Nov 03, 2017 - 7:01 PM

CAAP receives of P5,677,887,615, while MIAA receives P258,594,230.33 as the flag carrier pays its unpaid navigation charges before the December deadline

No-fly zones for drones in Manila, Clark during ASEAN Summit – CAAP

Oct 28, 2017 - 3:53 PM

The Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines also reminds drone operators of a 2014 memoranda declaring no-fly zones in certain areas such as military training camps and Malacañang

RESTRICTED. Certain areas in Manila and Clark are off-limit to drones for the duration of the ASEAN Summit.

Filipinos start to flock to air, sea ports for Undas exodus

Oct 28, 2017 - 2:10 PM

Airline and airport employees will observe a 'no leave' policy under Oplan Undas

UNDAS 2017. Filipinos wait to board their vessels at the Batangas Port on October 27, 2017. Photo by Philippine Coast Guard Twitter Page

Iloilo Airport closed until October 15 – CAAP

Oct 14, 2017 - 9:36 PM

'Runway clearing operations are in progress and additional aircraft lifting equipment has been flown by an Air Force C-130 from Manila via Roxas Airport,' says the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines

INCIDENT IN ILOILO. A Cebu Pacific plane appears to have overshot its landing on Friday evening, October 13. Screen shot from Facebook post of JP Janolino Peñol

DOTr demands over P7B in 'unpaid charges' from PAL

Sep 27, 2017 - 11:15 PM

The Department of Transportation warns of legal action if Philippine Airlines does not make a full payment, while the flag carrier says it is willing to discuss a settlement with authorities

This photo taken on January 26, 2016 shows tail sections of Philippine airlines (PAL) aircraft while parked at the terminal II building of the Ninoy Aquino International Airport. File Photo Ted Aljibe/AFP

2 dead in strong Leyte earthquake

Jul 06, 2017 - 7:40 PM

4th UPDATE A woman dies after being hit by falling debris in Ormoc City A body is also retrieved after a building collapsed in the municipality of Kananga

LOOK: Puerto Princesa International Airport's new terminal

May 04, 2017 - 4:31 PM

UPDATED The P4 5 billion terminal has a 2 600 meter runway that can accommodate bigger aircraft

Photo from Cebu Pacific

MIAA, CAAP prepare for influx of Holy Week air travelers

Apr 02, 2017 - 9:28 AM

Airport police will be deployed around NAIA to ensure the safety of air passengers and the smooth flow of vehicular traffic in the area

Tagaytay air traffic radar fully operational after repair – CAAP

Mar 11, 2017 - 11:50 PM

The maintenance repair is necessary says CAAP as the radar will be integrated with satellite based communications and air traffic management systems that will be launched later this year

Photo of Tagaytay radar from Facebook page of Department of Transportation

CAAP opens scholarship program for new aviation professionals

Mar 03, 2017 - 6:46 PM

[PRESS RELEASE] The deadline for submission of application is on March 27

Cebu Pacific to resume Surigao flights on March 11

Feb 28, 2017 - 7:15 PM

The airline is sending a team to assess the partially repaired runway of the Surigao Airport which had been damaged by the February 10 earthquake

Surigao airport resumes operations

Feb 23, 2017 - 1:08 PM

The Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines says it would take 4 months to completely renovate the airport terminal and 9 months to fully restore the entire runway

OPEN FOR OPERATIONS. The Surigao airport resumes operations two weeks after a strong earthquake struck Surigao del Norte. Photo courtesy of CAAP

PAL cancels 100 flights in March due to radar maintenance

Feb 18, 2017 - 5:52 PM

The cancellation of flights comes after the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines ordered airlines to reduce flights in the first week of March due to a radar upgrade

CANCELLED FLIGHTS. The national carrier will cancel some flights in March 2017 following a directive of the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines

After the quake: Repair of Surigao Airport runway to cost P73M

Feb 11, 2017 - 3:13 PM

The damaged area spans about 21 000 square meters and may take 30 days to repair

DAMAGE. A portion of the Surigao Airport is damaged by a strong quake that hit evening of February 10. Photo by Cesar Chavez

News Briefs: February 3, 2017

Feb 03, 2017 - 12:16 PM

Stories from across the Philippines on Friday February 3

New world-class air traffic system ready by June – CAAP

Jan 06, 2017 - 1:00 PM

The new Communications Navigation Surveillance Air Traffic Management will enable airlines to meet departure and arrival schedules and provide a safer more efficient air traffic management flow in the country

10 gov’t firms fail to remit P68B in dividends – COA

Oct 31, 2016 - 7:09 PM

State auditors find that from 2004 to 2014 these GOCCs either did not declare failed to record failed to remit or under remitted their dividends

2 dead, 3 missing in Catanduanes as Typhoon Karen hammers Bicol

Oct 15, 2016 - 3:30 PM

UPDATED Power failure flash floods evacuation stranded passengers are reported in the Bicol area as a result of Typhoon Karen

LEGAZPI, ALBAY. A coastal community in Pigcale, Legazpi City in Albay hours before Typhoon Karen makes landfall in Aurora province. Photo by Rhaydz Barcia/Rappler

After Rizal photobomb, DMCI 'obstructs' NAIA flight path – Ejercito

Sep 14, 2016 - 5:20 PM

UPDATED The Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines says the minimum descent altitude for airplanes was already increased specifically because of Cypress Towers

PILOT'S ViEW. Senator JV Ejercito hits DMCI for 'obstructing' the flight path to the Ninoy Aquino International Airport, thereby causing flight diversions to nearby Clark airport. Photo from Office of Senator Ejercito

Drilon to DOTr: Stop use of 'stone age' sirens to shoo animals off runways

Sep 14, 2016 - 2:09 PM

Senate President Pro Tempore Franklin Drilon asks transportation officials why sirens are still being used in some provincial airports to drive away cows and other animals that stray into runways

Photo by Camille Elemia/Rappler

Remains of helicopter crash victims recovered – CAAP

Aug 30, 2016 - 3:50 PM

The remains of Captain Miguel Logronio and aircraft mechanic Jay Gregorio have been airlifted to Villamor Air Base says the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines

Photo of crash site from CAAP

Head of CAAP resigns

Aug 29, 2016 - 2:33 PM

CAAP deputy director for operations Jim Sydiongco will act as officer in charge while the government looks for a replacement

RESIGNED. Buendia, who has 43 years of civil aviation experience, was also president of the Philippine Aerospace Development Corporation. Logo from CAAP website

2 bodies found in rescue helicopter crash site in Quezon

Aug 27, 2016 - 11:18 PM

CAAP says the helicopter was on a mission to rescue stranded personnel working at the Sumag diversion tunnel in General Nakar when it went missing on August 22

Photo of crash site from CAAP

CA clears inspector who evaluated pilot in Robredo crash

Jul 25, 2016 - 12:30 PM

The court upholds an Ombudsman decision dismissing the complaint vs the inspector

Ex-Asian Spirit president is new CAAP chief

Jul 05, 2016 - 2:53 PM

New CAAP Director General Antonio Buendia has 43 years of civil aviation experience

2 Kalibo airport employees fired for drug abuse

Jun 15, 2016 - 1:24 PM

Civil aviation authorities say the random drug test was conducted on 125 regular employees of the Kalibo International Airport

CAAP relieves Kalibo airport manager over terminal fee scam

Jun 09, 2016 - 3:02 PM

CAAP issues the order over a month after it unearthed a scam at the popular airport involving some employees who issued used terminal fee tickets to passengers so they can pocket the payment

SCAM. Aviation authorities have uncovered a terminal fee scam at the popular Kalibo International Airport. Photo from Wikimedia Commons

After 4 years, toilet project remains unfinished at Zamboanga airport

May 27, 2016 - 12:04 PM

Delays in the implementation of the project are being blamed on the complicated procurement process

UNFINISHED. The toilets at the Zamboanga airport remain unfinished. Photo courtesy of CAAP

11 Kalibo airport personnel sacked over terminal fee scam

May 18, 2016 - 11:15 AM

Their modus operandi involves issuing used terminal fee tickets to passengers

SCAM. Aviation authorities have uncovered terminal fee scam at the popular Kalibo International Airport. Photo from Wikimedia Commons

Helicopter that crashed in Malaysia registered to PH firm

May 07, 2016 - 8:19 PM

Philippine civil aviation officials confirm that the chopper that crashed in Sarawak on May 5 was registered to GCA Skyline Aviation of Cebu The search for the missing occupants including the Filipino pilot is still ongoing

CAAP alerts airport authorities over Zika virus

Feb 17, 2016 - 2:55 PM

Philippine aviation authorities recommend the disinfection of aircraft to prevent the breeding of mosquitoes that carry the virus

ZIKA CARRIER. A picture dated January 30, 2016, shows the mosquito Aedes Aegypti in San Jose, Costa Rica. Photo by Jeffrey Arguedas/EPA

CAAP raises budget for area managers to P5 million

Jan 28, 2016 - 9:02 PM

The Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines says the increased allocation makes it easier to undertake urgently needed improvements in regional airports

MORE CAPITAL. The director general's order revises Authority Order 78-14, which originally limited the capital outlay acquisition for area center managers at P3 million ($62,740.94). Photos from CAAP Davao City airport

Catarman Airport sustains heavy damage due to Typhoon Nona

Dec 15, 2015 - 5:29 PM

The terminal building s roof was blown away by strong winds

DAMAGED. As of 8:00 am on December 15, 2015, among the heavily damaged Catarman Airport facilities are the fire station building; terminal building (whose roof was blown away by strong winds); CAAP staff house; and 3 guard posts. Image from Wikipedia

2 hurt as light plane crash lands off Oriental Mindoro

Dec 08, 2015 - 3:22 PM

A Cessna 152 trainer aircraft manned by an instructor and a student pilot experiences a malfunction before plunging near the shoreline of Calapan City

Gov't won't tolerate 'laglag bala' – Abaya

Nov 01, 2015 - 1:03 AM

The DOTC says it is studying the structure of aviation security setting up additional CCTVs changing handling procedures and stepping up the investigation on the alleged laglag bala scam

TANIM BALA. 'We have terminated and have filed charges against OTS and MIAA personnel before and will not hesitate to do it at all,' Abaya says

VietJet first female co-pilot is Filipino

Oct 08, 2015 - 8:00 PM

Antonette Ortiz Parocha accompanied a friend to the airline but ended up getting the job instead

AVIATRIX. Antonette Ortiz Parocha,of VietJetAir, is the first female pilot of the airline. Photo from CAAP

Streamlining air regulations key to ASEAN airlines future – experts

Sep 24, 2015 - 11:00 PM

Civil aviation chief William Hotchkiss III says ASEAN countries should have the same regulatory structures so that a certificate of air worthiness in one country is accepted in another

MAINTAINING STANDARDS. Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines Director General William Hotchkiss III says the CAAP Flight Plan 2020 will help ensure the country stays in Category 1 of the US FAA.

PAL plane with VIPs makes emergency landing in Davao

Sep 11, 2015 - 4:44 PM

UPDATED PAL flight PR 1814 was carrying 131 passengers including the Vice President s wife and two congressmen