Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal. (File photo)
KATHMANDU: The Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal (CAAN) has unveiled a mandatory provision for the night-stop parking for 34 aircraft including 14 helicopters citing a lack of sufficient space at the Tribhuvan International Airport.
The CAAN took a decision for sending 14 helicopters and 20 planes of nine airline companies out of Kathmandu for the night-stop parking, CAAN Spokesperson Jagannath Niraula said.
The decision will come in force from June 21 for helicopters and from June 27 for planes, CAAN Director General Pradip Adhikari said.
Adhikari argued that the mandatory provision for the planes and helicopters to go out of Kathmandu was taken as per the policy to ensure aviation safety in Nepal.
Likewise, the VVIPs in the country will not be allowed to travel in the chartered helicopter managed by a single pilot.
Now onwards, the provision of two pilots in the chartered helicopter is mandatory to carry the VVIPs and all the helicopter companies would be written to this issue, Adhikari shared.