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Workshop on Rural Air Transport with Mission Aviation Fellowship (MAF)


 The “Workshop on Rural Air Transport” was held in the Conference Hall, Air Traffic Management Centre (ATMC) at Yangon International Airport, Mingalardon Township on 22nd November, 2019 jointly organized by Department of Civil Aviation (DCA) under Ministry of Transport and Communications (MOTC), Myanmar, and Mission Aviation Fellowship (MAF) in order to achieve the following purposes:

a) To enhance sustainable development in national transportation;
b) To meet the goal of Department of Civil Aviation;
c) To conduct immediate response on health, education, socio-economic, emergency and natural disaster of local community in the rural remote areas;
d) To provide effective support and quick access by Rural Air Transport for related government entities, investors and Community Social Organizations (CSO); and
e) To implement Rural Air Transport Sector where necessary in the underserved airports/airstrips.
At the workshop, the Deputy Union Minister U Kyaw Myo from MOTC delivered the opening speech. The Director General (Acting) U Kyaw Soe and the General Manager of Air Traffic Management Division U Soe Paing as well as the Directors and office personnel from related Divisions under DCA attended the workshop and actively took part in the discussion.
The workshop started at 10:00 am and MAF’s representative briefed on the topic “Accelerating the National Development Vision in Rural Areas: Rural Air Transport and the Myanmar Sustainable Development Plan (MSDP)”. Then, the Legislation including Act, Rules & Regulations, Myanmar Civil Aviation Requirements (MCARs), Guidance Materials (GM), Advisory Circulars (AC), Ministerial Orders, Notifications and Manuals etc. were presented respectively by the following Divisions of DCA:
a) Air Transport Division (ATD);
b) Flight Standards Division (FSD);
c) Airworthiness Division (AWD);
d) Air Navigation Service Division (ANSD)+ Air Traffic Management Division (ATMD);
e) Communication, Navigation & Surveillance Division (CNSD);
f) Aviation Security Division (AVSEC); and
g) Aerodrome Standards & Safety Division (ASSD).
In conclusion, the participants engaged in an interactive Question & Answer Session attentively and the workshop was successfully ended at 3:00 pm.

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Enhance Passenger Protection workshop

“Enhance Passenger Protection workshop (3) – Raise Awareness of Consumer and Passenger Protection Issues” is held in Charium Hotel Royal Lake Yangon on 9 – 11 October 2019.
This workshop is one of the activities under ARISE Plus Civil Aviation Project funded by EU, implemented by European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA).
The objectives of the workshop are:
(1) Further enhance the awareness of ASEAN Member States on air passenger protection in ASEAN;
(2) Continue carrying out analysis of ASEAN Member States' existing air passenger protection regimes, determining critical elements, and discuss possible harmonization; and
(3) Further share European and Asian experience on issues that are being identified.
Delegates from ASEAN Member States, representatives from EASA, IATA, ASEAN Secretariat, and participants from airlines attend this 3-day workshop.
Director General Mr. Aung Kyaw Tun and operation manager of the project Mr. Jacinto A. Lopez Navalon deliver the opening remarks.
Aiming to establish ‘Best Practices’, delegates from ASEAN Member States share their respective / individual national laws, regulations, procedures and practices on consumer / passenger protection and challenges.
EU and ASEAN Experts also share the selected issues of the Montreal Convention / ICAO guidance material on consumer protection, selected EU and other regulations / guidance material on consumer / passenger protection, and selected European and other countries’ experience on passenger protection.
Likewise, IATA shares its core principle on consumer protection while ASEAN Secretariat shares the information on the engagement / cooperation between ASEAN Air Transport Working Group (ATWG) and ASEAN Committee on Consumer Protection (ACCP).
Myanmar DCA is proud to co-host this workshop. Myanmar DCA also would like to thank all the participants for their active participation and contribution for the success of this workshop.

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Myanmar DCA received ICAO's recognition in Safety

Myanmar DCA received the ICAO Council President Certificate on 24 September 2019 at the opening ceremony of the 40th session of the ICAO Assembly in in Montréal, Canada.
Dr. Olumuyiwa Benard Aliu, President of the ICAO Council, awarded the Certificate to Director General of Myanmar DCA, Mr. Aung Kyaw Tun. ICAO recognized Myanmar’s efforts of its progress in 2018 in resolving Aviation Safety Oversight Deficiencies, and for its ongoing commitment to the effective implementation of ICAO Standard and Recommended Practices.
Following the ICAO’s Universal Safety Oversight Audit Programme (USOAP) Continuous Monitoring Approach (CMA) on-site activities in Myanmar in December 2018, Myanmar DCA well demonstrated its capability of performing safety oversight of its industry to ensure Myanmar has effectively and consistently implemented the critical elements of a safety oversight system.
In 2018, Myanmar DCA also successfully managed to remove the air / ground communication deficiency in Yangon Flight Information Region (FIR) from the CNS field of Asia / Pacific Air Navigation Planning and Implementation Regional Group (APANPIRG) deficiencies list.
Myanmar DCA is effectively implementing all safety-relevant ICAO Standards and Recommended Practices, associated procedures, guidance materials, and best safety practices.
With the guidance of Ministry of Transport and Communications (MOTC), in particular, overwhelming support and decisive leadership from Union Minister U Thant Sin Maung, and Deputy Minister U Kyaw Myo, all relevant DCA personnel’s hard work and dedication has raised the level of Effective Implementation score in USOAP.

Myanmar and New Zealand signs a bilateral Air Services Agreement

Signing Ceremony of the Air Services Agreement between Myanmar and New Zealand was held at the Department of Civil Aviation (DCA) headquarter in Yangon, Myanmar on September 25, 2019.
H.E. Mr. Kyaw Myo, Deputy Minister of the Ministry of Transport and Communications, H.E. Mr. Stephen Marshall, Ambassador of New Zealand to Myanmar, Officials from DCA and the Embassy of New Zealand (Yangon), and representatives from Myanmar National Airlines and Myanmar Airways International attended the ceremony. Recognizing the importance of efficient air transport connectivity in promoting trade, tourism, investment and economic and social development, the Deputy Minister and the Ambassador signed the Air Services Agreement.
Under this Agreement, airlines from Myanmar and New Zealand may operate air services between the two countries, with liberalized provisions, which will benefit airlines, travelers, businesses, airports, and localities.





ASA signed between Myanmar and the Philippines

Signing Ceremony of the Bilateral Air Services Agreement (ASA) between the Government of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar and the Government of the Republic of the Philippines was held at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Nay Pyi Taw at 22 May 2019.

H.E. U Kyaw Myo, Deputy Minister of the Ministry of Transport and Communications, and H.E. Mr. Eduardo E.Kapunan, Jr., Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Philippines, signed the ASA.

The agreement will pave the way making easier to move goods, services and people between the two countries. The agreement will also promote cooperation between the two countries towards a higher level of civil aviation safety and security.


Biman Bangladesh Airlines Flight No. BG-60 ( Aircraft Type Bombardier Dash 8 ) from Dhaka to Yangon skids off runway at Yangon International Airport at 6:52 pm local time.5 crews and 13 passengers are taken to hospital with injuries.There are total 28 passengers (1 infant) and 6 crews on board. Runway reopens at 9:01 pm.(runway available length 10000 ft from RWY-21 side threshold - RWY-03 not available for landing and take off due to disabled aircraft) Travelers are advised to contact their respective airlines for up-to-date information on their flights.Chief Minister of Yangon Region and officers concerned visits the accident site and North Okkalapa General Hospital, and provides support as necessary.




Signing Ceremony between Myanmar & Japan for the Grant Aid

Myanmar and Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) regarding Japanese Grant Aid Project for the improvement of aircraft surveillance system in Myanmar was held at the DCA headquarter in Yangon on 29 April 2019.

Aiming to effectively and efficiently manage growing air traffic and to enhance surveillance capability, the Japan Civil Aviation Bureau (JCAB), a division of the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism (MLIT) conducted the survey program in December 2016 on the modernization of Air Traffic Control Systems in Myanmar at 3 major international airports located respectively in Yangon, Mandalay and Nay Pyi Taw.

In accordance with the timeline of the project implementation, Airport Surveillance Radar (ASR) consisting of both Primary Surveillance Radar / Secondary Surveillance Radar (PSR / SSR) will be installed in Yangon and Mandalay, and SSR in Nay Pyi Taw. Subsequently, Multi Sensor Data Processing System (MSDPS), Voice Communication Switching System (VCSS) & Approach Radar Simulator (SIM) System will also be installed at New Air Traffic Management Center (ATMC) in Yangon phase by phase.

Upon the completion of successful implementation of this project, it will be helping make air traffic control operations safer and more efficient that improve airspace efficiency, enable higher levels of service to airspace users and reduce air traffic controllers' workload.

DCA Myanmar thanks Japan for its assistance rendered, in particular, to improve the aviation surveillance capability of Myanmar for the benefit of all stakeholders within Myanmar and beyond.


Closing Meeting - ICAO USOAP CMA Audit.

Closing meeting of the ICAO Universal Safety Oversight Audit Programme (USOAP) Continuous Monitoring Approach (CMA) is held at Civil Aviation Training Institute (CATI) Meeting Hall, Department of Civil Aviation (DCA), Yangon, Myanmar on 21 December 2018.
The CMA audit on-site activities are conducted from 10 to 20 December 2018.
At the closing the meeting, the ICAO audit team leader delivers the presentation regarding the draft audit results.
In the closing remarks by State’s authority, DCA reiterates its unwavering commitment to effectively and consistently implement the critical elements (CEs) of a safety oversight system covering the whole spectrum of civil aviation activities, including personnel licensing, aircraft operations, airworthiness of aircraft, aircraft accident and incident investigation, air navigation services and aerodromes, as applicable.
DCA is committed to continue enhance its safety oversight and safety management capabilities to ensure the effectiveness and sustainability of States’ safety oversight systems.
DCA is constantly striving, in close collaboration with ICAO, to further improve aviation’s successful safety performance while maintaining a high level of capacity and efficiency.







ATC Operations Building at Yangon International Airport.


ISO 9001:2008 Certificates for Aeronautical Information Services (AIS) and Aeronautical Meteorology Services (MET)

ISO 9001:2008 Certicates for Aeronautical Information Services (AIS) and Aeronautical Meteorology Services (MET) are valid up to 27th March 2018.