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Air Transportation

Nepal has signed on Air Services Agreement (ASA) with two additional countries, i.e. New Zealand and Vietnam in this year. The number of the countries with whom Nepal has done ASA has reached 38 so far. Nepal has also signed on revised ASA with Malaysia, UAE, Pakistan and Saudi Arabia during the review period. Moreover, Nepal has done Air Service negotiations with Afghanistan, Cambodia and Turkey. Presently, twenty-eight international airlines, including three Nepalese airlines, are operating to and from Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu connecting 26 destinations in the 13 countries. CAAN has issued/renewed Air Operators Certificate (AOC) of nineteen different airlines in the year 2016. Among them ten are fixed wing operators and nine are rotor wing (helicopter) operators. There has been a big boom in number of players established for the operation of recreational aviation (sports/entertainment flights) such as Ultra-light, ballooning or Paragliding, most of them having their operations base in Pokhara. CAAN has initiated the process to amend the existing Aviation Sports Regulations in order to make the regulation of this special category of air activity more effective.

Aviation Safety and Security

Nepal is strongly committed to comply the safety standards promulgated by International Civil Aviation Organization. Strong initiatives have been taken on several fronts to resolve findings of ICAO audits in cooperation of ICAO, COSCAP and European Commission. International experts have been appointed in the areas of Flight Operations, Airworthiness and Licensing, in cooperation of ICAO, and they are working tirelessly with national experts to resolve deficiencies including removal of Significant Safety Concern (SSC) raised by ICAO during its ICVM to Nepal in 2013. CAAN is preparing for the next cycle of ICVM with target to close SSC. We are also vigorously implementing Aviation Security Standards and Guidelines promulgated by ICAO under its Annex 17. National AVSEC Committee Meeting was organized recently to review our aviation security status as well as to formulate new policy for further