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Cockpit voice recorder of crashed plane in Laguna retrieved, to be decoded

Sep 12, 2019 - 9:12 PM

The aircraft wreckage also undergoes reconstruction

RETRIEVED RECORDER. A third-party Australian firm will be decoding the recorder's contents in aid of the probe into what caused the crash. Photo courtesy of CAAP Media - FOI

DOTr wants faster Antique Airport development

Aug 11, 2019 - 5:30 PM

The completion rate of the Antique Airport Development Project stands at 12%. It is supposed to be finished in June 2020.

Photo from DOTr

CAAP declares 'no-fly zone' over Batasan for SONA 2019

Jul 20, 2019 - 5:43 PM

(UPDATED) The Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines prohibits airmen from flying up to 10 kilometers near Plaridel, Bulacan, where aviation schools are located, ahead of the 2019 State of the Nation Address

Free LRT 2, MRT, PNR rides for students starting July 1

Jun 27, 2019 - 3:12 PM

(UPDATED) Students need only to show their school IDs to get free rides during specific hours on weekdays, except holidays

FREE RIDES. Students up to college level may now enjoy free rides at railways and free terminal fees at airports and seaports. MRT photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler, LRT photo by Sky Author/Wikepedia, PNR by Jose Del/Rappler, NAIA by Jay Directo/AFP

Wreckage of trainer aircraft found off Mindoro Strait

May 20, 2019 - 5:30 PM

But the Filipino pilot and the Saudi Arabian student pilot remain missing

Aboitiz gains original proponent status for Laguindingan Airport upgrade

Mar 04, 2019 - 7:20 PM

Under a P42.7-billion proposal, Aboitiz would build new passenger terminals, install equipment, and enhance airside facilities

UPGRADE. If approved by the National Economic Development Authority Board, the Laguindingan Airport may have an upgrade as proposed by the Aboitiz InfraCapital. File photo by Bobby Lagsa/Rappler

Indian victims of plane crash found in Bataan

Feb 08, 2019 - 5:53 PM

Fliteline Aviation School pilot Captain Navern Nagaraja and his student Kuldeep Singh were onboard a Cessna plane for training when they went missing on February 4

CAAP opens CATS Batch 14 applications for 2019

Feb 03, 2019 - 7:30 PM

PRESS RELEASE: The Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines is recruiting for this year's Comprehensive Air Traffic Service Course

Photo from the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines

Airports on heightened security alert after Jolo bombing

Feb 01, 2019 - 4:58 PM

The Office of Transportation Security raises 'Security Condition 2,' which means an additional layer of security measures must be employed by aircraft operators and state agencies

SECURITY. The airport security committee of Plaridel Airport in Bulacan convenes on January 28, 2018. Photo courtesy of CAAP

CAAP opens Heroes' Lounge in 24 airports for cops, soldiers

Jan 30, 2019 - 6:20 PM

The lounge has relaxing interiors, comfortable seats, TVs, and free Wi-Fi

COMFORT. The Laoag International Airport has a colorful interior with comfortable couches for uniformed personnel to use when flying. Photo from CAAP

CAAP on ‘heightened alert’ for holiday passenger rush

Dec 09, 2018 - 12:23 PM

Employees of the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines will observe a 'no leave and day-off' policy during the holidays

FOR SMOOTHER SERVICE. CAAP gears up for the holiday rush at Philippine airports from December 2018 to early January 2019.

Tagbilaran Airport to be closed, all flights moving to Bohol-Panglao

Nov 27, 2018 - 4:30 PM

The new Bohol-Panglao International Airport will be the sole commercial airport that will serve the province of Bohol

NEW BOHOL AIRPORT. The Bohol-Panglao International Airport will be the sole commercial airport servicing the province starting November 28. Photo from Cebu Pacific

After NAIA runway mess, CAAP backs creation new airport dev't body

Sep 05, 2018 - 12:24 PM

The proposed Philippine Airport Development Corporation will oversee the construction, maintenance, and development of all airports in the country

AVIATION AUTHORITY CHIEF. CAAP Director General Jim Sydiongco attends the House committee on transportation’s probe into the runway mess at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport on September 5, 2018. Photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

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

Dumaguete airport runway closed after PAL plane blows tire

Aug 14, 2018 - 10:55 AM

All 113 adults, 2 infants, and 6 flight crew aboard the Philippine Airlines plane are safe

Photo from the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines

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

Kalibo airport rehabilitation to begin on July 2

Jul 01, 2018 - 10:35 AM

Rehabilitation of the Kalibo International Airport in Aklan will include terminal refurbishment, landscaping, and rewiring of the electrical and air-conditioning systems, among others

Photo from the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines

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

LOOK: Virac Airport's rehabilitated terminal to be inaugurated on June 1

May 31, 2018 - 4:00 PM

The passenger terminal building can now accommodate 300 passengers, from the previous 100

Virac Airport's rehabilitated terminal. Photo by DOTr-CAAP

Business group to gov't: Issue Boracay EO, declare state of calamity

Apr 25, 2018 - 2:34 PM

'We hope that rehabilitation work will be done efficiently to minimize the impact [of the closure],' the Boracay Foundation, Incorporated says in a statement

BORACAY CLOSURE. A business group urges the national government to issue the executive order on Boracay's closure, and to declare state of calamity in the island. File photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

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

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

New San Vicente airport in Palawan to boost local tourism industry

Jun 24, 2017 - 9:24 PM

The airport can accommodate only private planes for now but Mayor Maria Carmela Alvarez says it will operate commercially by the last quarter of this year or early next year

REGIONAL AIRPORT. The San Vicente Airport's terminal building. Photo courtesy of San Vicente Info Section

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

News Briefs: February 3, 2017

Feb 03, 2017 - 12:16 PM

Stories from across the Philippines on Friday February 3

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

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

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