Biratnagar Airport becomes first domestic airport to acquire Aerodrome Certificate
April 27, 2017
Biratnagar Aiport received Aerodrome Certificate on 12 April, 2017 as per the provision of Aerodrome Certification Regulation 2004 of CAAN (Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal). The aerodrome certificate was awarded to Director of Biratnagar Civil Aviation Mr. Suresh Man Singh by the Director General of Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal Mr. Sanjiv Gautam.
Biratnagar Airport is the first Domestic airport to get Aerodrome Certificate in Nepal according to the notice published by CAAN on 25th April.
According to the ICAO (International Civil Aviation Organization) flight standard, the airport operating the aircraft with more than 30 passenger’s capacity must compulsory hold this certificate. The Biratnagar Airport had to fulfill 87 requirements for acquiring ICAO certificate however; it would take long time and huge investments for addressing the requirements. So, the airport had demanded to reduce some requirements. The validation of this certificate is only two years and if the airport fails to maintain its standard, the certificate would be terminated, noted Mr Sanjiv Gautam, CAAN Director General.
Recently Biratnagar Airport was also granted exemption up to ten years for renovation despite being unable to fulfill some airport requirements.