AVIATION authorities has started enforcing a new policy prohibiting non-commercial air transport planes at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport during peak hours in a bid to make the skies safer and ease air traffic at the country’s premier airport.
In a joint guidelines issued on July 28, the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines, Manila International Airport Authority, and the Civil Aeronautics Board agreed to restrict General Aviation operations and Aerial Works during peak hours at the country’s main gateway.
Violators of the new policy will be penalized in accordance with the pertinent provisions of Republic Act No. 9497, Republic Act No. 776, and Executive Order No. 778 Series of 1982, as amended.
The CAAP said under the guidelines, planes for GenAv operations and Aerial Works will be prohibited from using the limited runway infrastructure from 1200H (12 noon) to 1900H (7 p.m.), except helicopter operations, medical evacuations, and aircraft on emergency.