7th SARI 145 Working Group Meeting

The 7th SARI 145 Working Group Meeting was held from 17-19 September 2019 among the South Asia CAA at the DOAT Fire Control Conference Hall, Paro.
The objective of the meeting was to discuss the status of implementation of 145 regulation by the member state CAA in order to harmonise SARI 145 in the region.
The Working Group Meeting was attended by the relevant officals from the member states of India, Maldives, Sri Lanka, and EASA Experts. Concerned Officials from BCAA, Bhutan Airlines, Drukair and RBHSL also attended the meeting.
Courtesy: Airworthiness Section

Risk Context Writing Workshop

Bhutan Civil Aviation in coordination with Civil Aviation Security Programme- Asia Pacific (CASP-AP) conducted a National Risk Context Statement(RCS) Writing Workshop from 27th – 30th August, 2019.

CASP-AP National RCS workshop is a State-level capacity building exercise and this 4 days interactive workshop was to bring together the key national stakeholders with responsibilities to develop, inform or review the risk assessment, and draw on their knowledge of the operating environment and their understanding of the past events.

To meet the objective of the workshop and to initiate the development of a national RCS, it is very important to have attendees from both the appropriate authority and other government agencies that may have a requirement or be involved in the assessment of threats to the civil aviation.

Relevant officials from the Security Forces, Airlines, RBHSL, DoAT and BCAA attended the workshop.

Courtesy: AVSEC, BCAA

ICAO Indicator (SSP/SMS ) Workshop

BCAA hosted a three day ICAO Indicator Workshop conducted from 05 – 07 August 2019 by COSCAP-SA. The workshop was delivered by the Integrated Aviation Analysis Section of ICAO’s Air Navigation Bureau, Montreal – Canada.

The Workshop was held for the purpose of familiarisation with the process of developing indicators and establishing effective methodology for performance monitoring and management using indicators.

25 Participants from BCAA, DoAT, Drukair, Bhutan Airlines, and RBHSL and  2 Participants from CAA Bangladesh successfully completed the workshop.


Courtesy: ANS Section, BCAA


TRI/TRE Workshop

A one day TRI/TRE Workshop is being held today (18/07/2019) at the Druk Air Flight Ops Conference Hall, Paro Airport in continuation to EU SARI OPS/FCL harmonization.

After the workshop, the regulation will be promulgated and will be ready by next year. The Workshop is attended by TRI/TRE and Senior Pilots from the Airlines.

The workshop is organized by BCAA with the help of CTA Captain Marie Zubryckyj, COSCAP-SA.

Aeronautical SAR Seminar

A one day Aeronautical Search and Rescue (SAR) Seminar was conducted on 18 June 2019 at BCAA, Paro for the stakeholders. The seminar was attended by 12 Participants from BCAA, DoAT-ANSPD, RBHSL, Bhutan Airlines, RBA, RBP/AVSEC (DoAT) and DoAT AFFRS.
The seminar was delivered by the COSCAP-SA CBM SAR Mission Expert from CAA Bangladesh, Mr. M. Ali Reza Khan.
The seminar was organized by BCAA in preparation for Stakeholder consultation of the draft National Aeronautical SAR Plan and SAR Manual.
Courtesy: ANS, BCAA

Audit Technique Course

A Basic Audit Technique Course is being conducted at BCAA from 3-7 June 2019.

Audit Technique Course is conducted to develop skills of the Auditors, both for BCAA and the Operators. This is a capacity development course organised by COSCAP- SA.

There are total of 21 participants from BCAA, DOAT, DRUK AIR, BHUTAN AIRLINES, NCHM (National Centre for Hydrology & Meteorology)

courtesy: Offtg. Chief, ANSD

56th QCM, MoIC

The 56th Quarterly Coordination Meeting (QCM) was held today in MoIC conference hall from 9.30AM chaired by the Officiating Secretary (Director General of RSTA). Department and Division Heads from the Secretariat, BCAADITTDOATDoIM and RSTA attended the meeting.

Some of the issues discussed were:

  1. Review of the 55th QCM.
  2. Progress reporting for the last three quarters of 2018-19 (July 2018-March 2019).
  3. Budget balance and proposed re-appropriation for 2018-19.
  4. Final draft of budget for the next FY 2019-20.
  5. Discussion on the Terms of Reference of the Finance Committee.
  6. Stock-taking of APA progress 2018-19.
  7. Disaster Management related matters.
  8. Review of government pledges.
  9. Monthly Assessment of Minister’s Activities.

Contact Person : Mrs. Pema Chetsho 

EASA-SARI-M Implementation Workshop

A Mission on the EASA/SARI FCL is being held at BCAA deom 4th to 8th March 2019 for Regulatory Review and Harmonizing on SARI FCL Rules.

During the Workshop, the SARI Experts will be checking BCAA’s BCAR-M in compliance with the SARI Part M by means of reviewing the requirements and procedures.

The Workshop is attended by CTA Captain Marie Zubryckyj, COSCAP SA and Officials from BCAA, delivered by an EASA FCL Expert.

Courtesy: PEL/Airworthiness Section, BCAA

Workshop On CORSIA

A two days Workshop on CORSIA (Carbon Offsetting & Reduction Scheme for International Aviation) is being held at BCAA Conference Hall from 26-27 February 2019.

CORSIA is a new Program initiated by ICAO towards monitoring and reporting of CO2 emissions from International Aviation.

The two days Workshop is conducted by three Japanese Experts in line with collaboration with ICAO, namely:

Mr. Hideyuki YAMAMOTO, Manager, Certification Department, Class NK.

Mr. Kenichiro YAMAMOTO, GHG Group Leader, Class NK

Mr. Yasuhiro HARANO, Technical Expert, Class NK.

Japan Civil Aviation Bureau was designated and offered by the ICAO Secretariat to partner Bhutan for CORSIA. Japan intends to provide its experts, who received training at the ICAO Head Office, to Bhutan and conduct CORSIA training program so that the Aviation Sectors in Bhutan can acquire the necessary knowledge about CORSIA for the development and approval of EMPs(Emission Monitoring Plans); and establishment of a national regulatory framework.

The workshop is being attended by officials from the two Airlines, National Environment Commission (NEC) and BCAA Officials of the Airworthiness and Air Navigation Services Sections.


Courtesy: Sonam Tshering, FSD.

BCAA Orientation Program for Hon’ble Lyonpo

A short orientation and presentation program for the new Hon’ble Minister for MoIC was held today the 23rd November 2018 in the afternoon hours at BCAA Conference Hall.