William Hotchkiss - updates

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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

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

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.

PH issues 1st drone license; mulls more by yearend

Jul 10, 2015 - 9:16 AM

Local engineering firm SRDP Consulting Incorporated is the first drone operator to get certification from the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines

FIRST LICENSED DRONES. Each drone costs about P1.2 million and will be used ground exploration. In the photo are CAAP General William Hotchkiss lll (left) and SRDP Consulting President Joel Cruz (right). Photo from CAAP

CAAP lifts Skyjet, Seair-I suspensions

Jun 07, 2015 - 9:30 PM

Both airlines will remain however on heighted surveillance following the lifting of suspension s says CAAP

Skyjet withdraws case vs CAAP over suspension

Jun 04, 2015 - 4:47 PM

‘Our sincerest apologies for whatever inconvenience that may have been created as a result of certain extreme actions on our part ’ writes airline president Dino Chua to Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines director general William Hotchkiss III

PH carriers to know by July if they can fly to Europe

Apr 27, 2015 - 4:14 PM

The European Union wraps up its safety audit of 6 low cost carriers from the Philippines

EU team in PH to assess local carriers’ safety system

Apr 16, 2015 - 10:03 PM

Currently only PAL and Cebu Pacific are out of the EU list of airlines that fail to meet international aviation standards

After Germanwings crash, CAAP amends cockpit rules

Apr 05, 2015 - 2:49 PM

CAAP now requires a third crew member to be inside the cockpit should one of the pilots leave the flight deck for personal reasons

In this undated handout picture issued by Airbus shows the interior view of a Airbus A320 cockpit simulator. Jason Calston/Airbus/EPA

How PH aviation transformed from shame to pride

Apr 17, 2014 - 3:24 PM

Burdened by sins of the past CAAP was slapped by sanctions by US and EU authorities Now CAAP is the toast of the town

TIMELINE: PH aviation status upgrade

Apr 13, 2014 - 11:15 PM

How did the country manage to get an upgrade after 6 years? Let s look back at the events that led to this development

Philippine Airlines (PAL) planes at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport in Pasay City, Philippines. File/AFP

NAIA to get new navigational aid this year

Jan 19, 2014 - 9:40 AM

The P39 9M project was awarded through public bidding to Indra Australia Pty Ltd in joint venture with Philcox Philippines

NO MORE GLITCHES. A new navigational aid is set to be installed in NAIA. Photo by CAAP

Philippines allows phone use on planes

Dec 31, 2013 - 1:57 PM

CAAP allows the use of cellphones and laptops on flights subject to guidelines

PLEASE BE EARLY. PAL asks its passengers to arrive early in airports to avoid flight delays. File photo by AFP/Jay Directo

Zamboanga Airport 'safe' — CAAP

Sep 18, 2013 - 10:55 AM

5th UPDATE The aviation regulator allows only 2 flights on September 19 and will increase as security situation in Zamboanga improves

Zamboanga flights may resume Sept 19

Sep 17, 2013 - 7:42 PM

The government hopes to resume flights to and from Zamboanga City 10 days after operations at Mindanao s 3rd busiest aviation facility were suspended

Govt halts Zamboanga airport operations

Sep 09, 2013 - 12:02 PM

All Zamboanga airport operations from 9:50 am to 9 pm Monday September 9 are out

CAAP requires cabin crew to obtain license

Aug 02, 2013 - 8:45 PM

Local aviation regulator directs airline operators to require their cabin crew members to secure licenses

PH penalizes Korean pilots

Jul 23, 2013 - 12:12 PM

The government announce that it has penalized two pilots of Asiana Airlines subsidiary Air Busan for deviating from their flight path during a flight from Cebu to South Korea

Longer ground time for Cebu Pacific starts in 2 weeks

Jul 16, 2013 - 5:14 PM

CAAP decides to give Cebu Pacific a two week breather before it requires the budget airline to implement a 45 minute turnaround or the time between take offs and landings in local airports

EXTEND GROUND TIME. The industry regulator wants Cebu Pacific to extend to 45 minutes from 25 the time spent offloading and loading passengers, and inspecting the aircraft at the airport . Photo by AFP

PH evaluates: Is Asiana Airlines safe?

Jul 11, 2013 - 4:30 PM

Citing the San Francisco crash involving Asiana Airlines the Philippine government decides to put on hold air talks with South Korea

CRASH. The incident involving Asiana Airline in San Francisco killed 2 and injured over 180. Photo by AFP

PH expects US, EU to lift aviation bans in 2013

Apr 24, 2013 - 7:17 PM

Foreign aviation authorities are set to visit the country in May and June

NO BANS. The Philippines expects lifting of aviation sanctions from the US and the EU. AFP Photo

It's official: Ex-Air Force chief now CAAP head

Jul 02, 2012 - 4:17 PM

Retired Lt Gen William Hotchkiss III gets elected as the aviation body s director general He replaces Ramon Gutierrez who was reportedly sacked for failing to address CAAP issues