DOTr commits to uphold aviation standards

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DOTr commits to uphold aviation standards
Transportation Secretary Jaime Bautista (center) at the Changi Aviation Summit in Singapore. Photo from the Department of Transportation.
  • The Department of Transportation has committed to uphold international aviation standards and sustain compliance
  • Part of the agency’s goals are enhancing passenger travel experiences and facilitating cost-effective cargo transport 
  • Transport Secretary Jaime Bautista highlighted the importance of sustained compliance to ensure efficient operations within the aviation sector during the Singapore Airshow 2024
  • Bautista cited key advancements in Philippine aviation, including the bidding for the Ninoy Aquino International Airport’s modernization, recognition of the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines’ training center as ICAO’s Asian center of excellence, and the private sector-led operations of two regional airports

The Department of Transportation (DOTr) has committed to uphold international aviation standards and sustain compliance aiming to enhance passenger travel experiences and facilitate cost-effective cargo transport.

Transport Secretary Jaime Bautista, speaking at the opening of the Philippine Pavilion during the Singapore Airshow 2024, highlighted the importance of sustained compliance with the standards to ensure efficient operations within the aviation sector.

Bautista, leading the Philippine delegation at the airshow, emphasized key advancements in the country’s aviation sector, including the successful bidding for the Ninoy Aquino International Airport’s modernization, the recognition of the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines’ training center as ICAO’s Asian center of excellence, and the successful private sector-led operations of Clark International Airport and Mactan-Cebu International Airport.

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Pointing to Clark airport’s role in transforming the Clark Special Economic Zone into a mega-logistics hub, Bautista outlined infrastructure flagship programs that aim to establish it as a prominent regional aerotropolis within the next five years.

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The DOTr’s efforts extend to enhancing inter-island and inter-country mobility by developing regional airports across the Philippines.

Bautista stressed the need for airport development to complement improvements in aviation training curriculum, ensuring the sustained high quality of Filipino aircraft technicians and mechanics.