The Enforcement Policy is adopted in satisfying one of the many requirements associated with the establishment of a State Safety Programme which the Civil Aviation Authority of Sri Lanka is required to set up in pursuance of Section 116 of the Civil Aviation Act No. 14 of 2010.
Enforcement decisions must: In the above circumstances, the CAASL may deal with such non-compliance or violations according to the established enforcement procedures as deemed appropriate.
The enforcement policy of Civil Aviation Authority of Sri Lanka (CAASL) is aimed at promoting compliance with aviation safety regulations and requirements through enforcement functions in an equitable manner.
The implementation of safety management systems (SMS) requires the CAASL to have an equitable and discretionary enforcement approach in order to support the SSP-SMS framework.
In order to develop enforcement policies and procedures that allow service providers or operators to deal with, and resolve, certain events involving safety deviations, internally, within the context of the service provider‘s SMS, and to the satisfaction of the authority. Intentional contraventions of the Civil Aviation Act and Regulations, Rules, Implementing Standards and Directives made thereunder will be investigated and may be subject to conventional enforcement action where appropriate. There should be clear provisions in the enforcement framework for due consideration and segregation between premeditated violations from unintentional errors or deviations.
The enforcement policy statement and associated enforcement procedures apply to service providers operating in accordance with ICAO Annex 1 — Personnel Licensing; Annex 6 — Operation of Aircraft, Part I — International Commercial Air Transport — Aeroplanes, and Part III — International Operations — Helicopters; Annex 8— Airworthiness of Aircraft; Annex 11 — Air Traffic Services; and Annex 14 — Aerodromes, Volume I — Aerodrome Design and Operations and Annex-18-Safe Transport of Dangerous Goods by Air.
Enforcement decisions must be proportional to the identified breaches and the safety risks they underlie, based on three principles:
The CAA Enforcement policy is not applicable if there is evidence of a deliberate effort to conceal non-compliance.
The CAA Enforcement policy is not applicable if the service provider or an operator fails to maintain an acceptable SMS or its agreed safety performance.
The CAA Enforcement policy is not applicable if the service provider or an operator is deemed by the CAASL as a recurrent violator.
Enforcement decisions must:
In the above circumstances, the CAASL may deal with such non-compliance or violations according to the established enforcement procedures as deemed appropriate.
Ministry of Transport and Civil Aviation
National Civil Aviation Policy (Draft)
The Airspace over Sri Lanka is a public asset which has enormous potential to contribute for its socio-economic development. With clear, consistent and farsighted policies in place, the country’s airspace can be made busier and more productive with numerous activities that would demand a variety of ground support, services and resources triggering the country’s growth engine to spin faster producing wider socio-economic benefits. It is with above the objective in mind, that the National Policy for Civil Aviation has been drafted at the instruction of the Hon. Minister of Transport and Civil Aviation and under the guidance of the Hon. Prime Minister’s office, in close coordination and consultation with a representative group of all key stakeholders involved in aviation, setting out the overall objectives of the Government for civil aviation and the high-level policies that should be used to achieve those primary objectives on midterm and long term basis.
One of the main objectives of the proposed National Civil Aviation Policy is to improve the air connectivity enhancing the accessibility to any part of the country from any corner of the world so that Sri Lankan community may enter and compete successfully in the globalized air transport market for economic growth opportunities. Accordingly, the draft civil aviation policy framework proposes opening up of Sri Lanka’s skies to the rest of the world for international commercial traffic on the basis of reciprocity aiming at enhanced connectivity and accessibility. Also the draft National Policy encourages private sector to invest in the development of aviation infrastructure including construction, operation and maintenance of civil airports. It also proposes permitting local private airlines that satisfy the applicable international safety and security requirements to operate international commercial scheduled passenger flights in competition with foreign carriers aiming at securing and consolidating the country’s share international air transport market.
The draft National Civil Aviation Policy document deals with a variety of subjects in greater detail.
The complete draft of the National Civil Aviation Policy paper can be downloaded from the Official website of the Civil Aviation Authority of Sri Lanka at http://www.caa.lk/images/stories/Policy/NCAP_SL_DEC_2016-E-Final.pdf - (Pl click here for SINHALA or TAMIL version). Members of the public who are interested in contributing to the refinement of the objectives, principles and idea in the draft National Civil Aviation Policy document are kindly advised to submit their views, comments or suggestions to the following address either in writing or by e-mail on or before 30th April 2017.Director General of Civil Aviation and Chief Executive OfficerCivil Aviation Authority of Sri LankaNo.4, Hunupitiya Road,Colombo 02.Email : firstname.lastname@example.org
Ministry of Transport and Civil Aviation
Sethsiripaya Stage II