CAAP bares new sked: May 17 maintenance work cut to 2 hours
MANILA, Philippines — The Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (Caap) on Friday announced that it would shorten its maintenance activity on May 17 to only two hours.
The initially announced six-hour airspace closure scheduled for May 17, from 12:00 midnight to 6:00 a.m., has been reduced by four hours for the essential maintenance work to be done.
And so, the CAAP said it canceled its original Notice to Airmen or Notam and issued an updated version reflecting the two-hour airspace closure – from 2:00 a.m. to 4:00 a.m. – on May 17.
“Based on careful process reviews and simulations, the maintenance activity will now be conducted in a shorter period of time on May 17, from 2:00 a.m. to 4:00 a.m.,” it said in a statement.
The CAAP assured the public that it would implement contingency procedures through direct coordination with adjacent Flight Information Regions (FIRs) to minimize disruption to air traffic operations.
“[A]ll necessary measures are being taken to ensure the safety and efficiency of air travel during the maintenance activity,” it said.
“We apologize for any inconvenience that this schedule change may cause, and we appreciate your understanding and cooperation as we work to maintain the recommended standards of air traffic management in the country,” it added.
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