The CAA has changed its SOPs for flight operations until the 31st of October. The Civil Aviation Authority has amended its SOPs for passengers to control the spread of the coronavirus. These amended Standard Operating Procedures have been put into effect from the 2nd of September until the 31st of October.
The authority has instructed all the chartered and scheduled airline operators, the private operators, and the ground handling agents to make sure that the revised SOPs are strictly abided.
Previously, the aviation authority issued SOPs for the private flight operations and for the chartered flights between the 26th of August and 31st October, putting off social distancing on local flights.
The SOPs of CAA dictates that for the larger interest of the commuters, the authority has delayed the imposition of the para 7 of the SOP for the local passengers, private aircraft flights, and chartered planes for a span of 48 hours from the 26th of August 2020.
But, the amended SOPs that were issued on the 1st of September, has made the gap of at least one adjacent seat between the passengers non-mandated.
Under the new revised SOPs, the flight operations would be subjected to complete compliance with the aviation authority directives about the disinfection of the aircraft as well as of the passengers and the crew protection steps.
For ensuring the safety of the travelers and the crew and to minimize the risks linked with coronavirus, certain measures have been dictated for all types of passengers and chartered flight operations within the country.
All the medical personal protective equipment (PPEs), if used during the flight should be discarded while the reusable items should be sanitized properly before the next use.
Data of the flight’s crew and passengers along with the cell phone numbers would be kept for record keeping and for further follow up.