EASA/SARI Ops Workshop

A workshop on the EASA/SARI Ops is being held at BCAA conference Hall from 15-19 January 2018 for Regulatory Review on ESA/SARI OPS Rules.

Officials from BCAA, Airlines, CTA COSCAP-SA are attending the workshop which is being conducted by Captain Kelly Otte, an EASA Expert.


The 26th Steering Committee Meeting (SCM) of COSCAP-SA was held from 9th January to 11th January 2018 in Kathmandu, Nepal.

The Members States and/or invitees did wide of discussions on Discussion Papers and Information Papers related to safety within the states.

Some of the main discussions are:

  • COSCAP-SA Programme Progress Report
  • Safety Team Reports
  • COSCAP SA Work Plan 2018 – 2019
  • Contributions and Budget
  • SACBM Project
  • Future of COSCAP SA
  • ICAO Updates
  • Presentations from attendees

The topics for presentations could relate to some of the challenges associated with the implementation of risk based oversight for the  State or a best practice developed by our organization that may be of interest to COSCAP-SA Members.

Meeting on Air Service Agreement

A one day Stakeholders consultative meeting on Air Service Agreements is happening here in BCAA conference hall today the 26th December 2017. The meeting is organised by BCAA in Collaboration with PPD, MoIC.

The Meeting is chaired by DG, BCAA with participants from PPD, DoAT, MFA, RRCO and two airlines.

TOT on Ethics and Integrity Management

Sensitization on TOT for Ethics and Integrity Management Tools for BCAA Employees was conducted by the Focal Officials from MoIC on 15th December 2017 at BCAA Conference hall.

Designed Check Pilot (DCP) Course

The 2nd batch DCP Course for Pilot Examiners and Inspectors is being carried out at the Druk Air Flight Operations Conference hall w.e.f 4th – 8th December 2017.

The course is attended by 13 participants from the Airlines, specially 7 participants from Nepal and the rest from Druk Air, Bhutan Airlines and from BCAA.

6th EASA/EU International Cooperation Forum

The Director General and The Chief Of Flight Safety, BCAA is currently attending the 6th EASA/EU International Cooperation Forum at Cologne, Germany scheduled from 19th October – 20th October 2017.

There are more than 100 participants from over 40 Countries attending the Forum.


Picture Courtesy: Director General, BCAA

EASA SMS/SSP Implementation Training

Implementation training on SMS (Safety Management System) / SSP (State Safety Program) is being held w.e.f 26th September – 4th October 2017 at the Flight Operations Conference Hall.

A SMS/SSP system is a series of defined, organization-wide processes that provide for effective risk-based decision making related to Aviation’s daily business.


Around 18 Participants are attending the training from the two Airlines, RBHSL, DoAT and BCAA which is being conducted by Resource Persons from EASA, CAA from UK.

Courtesy: Sangay Wangdi & Bap Tobgay

Meeting On BCAA Disaster Management

A brief Meeting Chaired by the Director General with all the employees of BCAA was conducted today the 31st August 2017. Preparedness and immediate Action Plans to be put in place during the time of emergencies and disaster (Both Natural and Aviation disasters) were discussed.

e-Gov Awareness & Innovation Workshop

Led by the Director General and relevant officials from DITT, MoIC, Thimphu met with the employees of BCAA and DoAT to deliver a brief talk on the Government’s plans on ICTization of Governance and linking of all Government Agencies with the TWAN (Government Intranet Network) to ease and speed up the delivery of various Government service delivery to the general public at large.

The session convened at 10.00 AM and concluded at 12.00 PM.

SARI Part 66 Implementation Workshop

SARI (South Asia Regional Initiative) Part 66 Implementation Workshop is being held at the BCAA Conference Hall w.e.f 21-24 August 2017 conducted by the SARI Experts from the other member countries.

SARI Part 66 is a harmonized Aircraft Maintenance Certifying Staff Licensing Regulation developed for the South Asian Countries based on the Agreement signed among the South Asian States after the termination of the EU-South Asia Technical Co-operation Project.

News Courtesy: Chief of Flight Safety