Papua New Guinea’s safety regulator, the Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA), has issued Air Niugini a Air Operators Certificate in compliance for all regulatory safety standards and requirements.
Chief Executive Officer and Director, Wilson Sagati, said that CASA PNG was encouraged by the commitment and willingness shown by Air Niugini that allowed for the certificate to be renewed and extended for another five years, that will expire on June 30, 2021.
“CASA PNG based on safety performance has issued Air Niugini the Air Operators Certificate,” he said.
Sagati added that Air Niugini resolved some of the findings revealed by a recent audit reassuring CASA PNG to therefore award another five years of operations to the airline.
“This was based on safety performance, and operating systems, including quality and safety result,” Sagati said.
CASA PNG records also show that Air Niugini, under the International Standards Organisation Certificate for International Evaluation of Operational Systems, met all safety and quality standards.
Air Niugini Board Chairman, Sir Fredrick Reiher, said the Air Operators Certificate reflects the airline’s commitment to safety in its operations.
“Air Niugini is well placed, not just to meet the challenges ahead, but also the opportunities that are available as the nation grows and as Papua New Guinea’s regional standing expands,” he said.
The Chairman and Board of Directors thanked the management and staff for achieving the outcome and they will continue to maintain this high standard.