Approval of “Civil Aviation Safety Regulations 2073 ” after the endeavor of four years in regard to International Air Marshall
Kathmandu- 28 October 2016
Along with the approval of Civil Aviation Safety Regulations 2073 by the council of ministers, it has been declared that foreign airliners operating their flights to Nepal have been prohibited to keep their air marshal onboard their flights in accordance to their wayward . Air Marshal is an armed person onboard the commercial aircraft inorder to counter aircraft hijacking. As reported, airlines must take permission from Ministry of Home Affairs, Nepal before appointing their air marshal on their flights.
With the different names and their wayward , currently several Indian airliners operating their flights to Nepal have been keeping air marshal on their flight following the hijack incident of IC814 of Indian Airlines on Friday, 24 December 1999 that took from Tribhuvan International Airport, Nepal. So, before the appointment of air marshal it is essential to take permission from Ministry of Home Affairs, Nepal.
From the past 10 years, at TIA, India has been carrying out their security checks during the time of boarding of passengers who have already gone through security checks from the terminal.
Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal (CAAN) has always been against of unofficial foreign interference regarding the security and safety matters that need to be done on the land of Nepal. For the security of the airport, passengers and aircraft, National Investigation Department (NID) ,Nepal Army, Nepal Police and other security concerned agencies have been serving their best 24/7.
Moreover, the leadership of security has been fully granted to chief directorate of CAAN. There is also provision of National Civil Aviation Security Committee as per the regulations of CASR 2073.