Issue of Air Traffic Controller License

For the first time in the history of civil aviation in the country, Bhutan Civil Aviation Authority (BCAA) issued licenses to six Air Traffic Controllers (ATCO) of the Department of Air Transport (DoAT) on June 8, 2022. Over a simple function, the licenses were handed over to the Head of Air Traffic Management (ATM), Mr. Karma Yonten by the Director of BCAA.

The licenses were issued following the successful completion of rigorous training consisting of Initial training and Unit training as per the Air Traffic Controller licensing regulation.

With this license, ATCOs are authorized to provide Aerodrome Control Services at Paro international airport

Aviation Security Screeners & Instructors Certification

Bhutan Civil Aviation Authority handed over the Aviation Security Screener and Instructor Certificates to the Chief of Airport Services Division, DoAT on 18/04/2022.
The certification is carried out in compliance with NCASTP 9.1 & 9.2 to validate the screeners’ and instructors competency in the knowledge and skills required to perform their duties.

International Day for Air Crash Victims

The Council of the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) has designated 20th February as the International Day for Commemorating Air Crash Victims and their Families.
The staff of the Bhutan Civil Aviation Authority (BCAA) observed the day by offering butter lamps at Dra-Wog Ney-Khang in Paro.