Civil Service Medal Awards 2018

Civil Service Medal Awards 2018 for MoIC Officials (in Service for 10, 20 and 30 Years and above) was held on 12th December 2018 at MoIC.

The Awards were conferred by the Offtg. Secretary, Pemba Wangchuk who expressed the importance and appreciation of such an award of recognition from Our King to the Civil Servants for their dedicated service to the Tsa-Wa-Sum.

From BCAA, the following officials were the Medal Recipients:

Mr. Wangdi Gyaltshhen, (Ex-DG)           –   Recipient of Lifetime Achievement Award Medal

Mr. Pema Tashi (Ex-ANS Chief)             –   Recipient of Lifetime Achievement Award Medal

Mr. CB Thapa (Ex-Driver)                       –   Recipient of Lifetime Achievement Award Medal

Mr. Dorji Wangdi (Ex-Caretaker)            –   Recipient of Lifetime Achievement Award Medal

Mr. Bap Tobgay, Dy. Chief, FSD             –   Gold Medal Recipient for 30 Years (or more) of                                                                                                          Dedicated Service

Mr. Sonam Dorji, Adm. Asst.                 –   Gold Medal Recipient for 30 Years (or more) of                                                                                                          Dedicated Service



Picture Courtesy:

Riku Dhan Subba, DoIM

Air Service Agreement with UAE

The Royal Government of Bhutan and The Government of United Arab Emirates (UAE) signed the Air Services Agreement (ASA) on 29th November 2018 in Dubai.

The Agreement was signed by Mr. Kinley Wangchuk, Director, Bhutan Civil Aviation Authority, as the Authorized  Signatory on behalf of the Royal Government of Bhutan and His Excellency  Sultan Bin Saeed Al Mansoori , Minister of Economy and Chairman of the GCAA, United Arab Emirates.

The United Arab Emirates is the 8th country with which Bhutan has signed Air Services Agreement.

Coronation Day Of His Majesty The King

We, the BCAA family would like to join the Nation in Celebrating the 10th Coronation Day Of Our Majesty The King on this very auspicious and historic day in the lives of all Bhutanese.

“As the king of a Buddhist nation, my duty is not only to ensure your happiness today, but to create the fertile ground from which you may gain the fruits of spiritual pursuit and attain good Karma”. – His Majesty King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck

We wish all our fellow Buutanese a joy-filled Coronation Day today. May we enjoy eternal peace and prosperity and may we be forever guided by the wisdom of our beloved King.

Pelden Drukpa Gyalo!!!

ICVM Meeting for BCAA 2018

The ICVM (ICAO Coordination Validation Mission) for BCAA (Bhutan Civil Aviation Authority) Commences from today the 7th August 2018 at BCAA Complex which will carry on till the 16th of August 2018.

This ICVM will cover all the pre and post 2000 Audits in the areas of LEG, ORG, AIG and AGA and will also address the current PQs both satisfactory and non satisfactory.

The ICVM delegation team comprises of:

– Mr. Nicolas Rallo (NR)

– Mr. Len Wicks (LW)

– Mr. Angelo’s Beligiannis (AB)

On the whole, the purpose of this ICVM will be to verify the implementation of the State’s Oversight Responsibilities and all other ICAO related Tasks.


Outgoing DG’s Handing Taking Ceremony

A simple handing taking ceremony was formally held today the 28th May 2018 at the BCAA Conference hall in the presence of all the BCAA employees.

The outgoing Director General, Mr. Wangdi Gyaltshen who superannuates from his dedicated service to the Tsa Wa Sum, handed over the charges to the Officiating Director General, Mr. Sangay Tenzin, Chief of flight Safety Division.

Mr. Sangay Tenzin will be officiating as the Head of Agency until a new one is appointed for BCAA. All concerned stakeholders and the general public is here by notified to direct all correspondences related to Civil Aviation to the Officiating Head until further notice.


The BCAA family would like to wish our outgoing Director General  a very peaceful and a happy retired life. The BCAA family will surely miss your presence La.

ICAO National Inspectors Course

An ICAO National Inspectors Course is being held at Tashi Namgay Resort, Paro from 15th – 23rd May 2018.

The Course is jointly Organized by CASP-AP and Bhutan Civil Aviation Authority (BCAA) with Resource Persons, each from CASP-AP and CAA Thailand.

There are 18 participants attending the course which are from the National Airlines, Department of Air Transport, Bhutan Civil Aviation Authority, including 5 International participants, .

The Opening session was graced by the Director General, BCAA.

Courtesy: AVSEC, BCAA

Audit Technique Course

An Audit Technique Course is being held at the BCAA Conference Hall w.e.f 26th February to 2nd March 2018.

The Course Objectives is to provide Inspectors with basic skills and knowledge required to participate as a team member in an Aviation Auditing,to be able to write an audit findings accurately and to establish sound audit follow-up practice including post audit surveillance.

The Course Participants are from BCAA, DoAT, Drk Air and Bhutan Airlines

Human Factor Course

The first ever Airworthiness Aircraft Maintenance Human Factor Course organized by BCAA is being conducted w.e.f 4th – 7th September 2017 at the BCAA Conference Hall.


The Human Factor Training is related to the maintenance of Aircraft and is being attended by the BCAA Airworthiness Officials and four participants from the Airline Operators.

The Training Program is supported by the EASA-EU South Asia Project and is being conducted by EASA Expert, Mr. Georges Bambara

BCAA Signing of APA 2017-18

The Signing of BCAA (Bhutan Civil Aviation Authority) APA 2017-18 between the Director General and the three Division Heads namely AFD, Flight Ops & Safety and Air Navigation & Aerodrome Service was held today the 15th August 2017 at the BCAA Conference all in the presence of all the staff. The Contract Agreement signing was also done with the Flight Safety Expert from Sri Lanka Captain Mohamed Ameen who joined BCAA on a one year contract this month.

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APA 2017-18 Signing Event For MoIC

The APA (Annual Performance Agreement) Signing Event for the Ministry of Information and Communications (MoIC) was held today the 4th of August 2017 at 2.00 PM at the Convention Center, Langjophaka, Thimphu.

After an brief overview of MoIC (APA 2017-18) by Hon’ble Lyonpo DN Dhungyel, the event was followed by the signing between Hon’ble Prime Minister and Hon’ble Lyonpo, MoIC followed by signing between MoIC Hon’ble Secretary and Department Heads including the Secretariat as follows:

  1. Signing between Hon’ble Secretary and Director General, Department of Information Technolgy and Telecom
  2. Signing between Hon’ble Secretary and Director General, Bhutan Civil Aviation Authority
  3. Signing between Hon’ble Secretary and Director General, Road Safety & Transport Authority
  4. Signing between Hon’ble Secretary and Director, Department of Air Transport
  5. Signing between Hon’ble Secretary and Director, Department of Information & Media
  6. Signing between Hon’ble Secretary and Secretariat Division Chiefs

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The event concluded with the Address by the  Hon’ble Prime Minister and a Vote of Thanks by the Hon’ble Secretary, MoIC.