Civil aviation in the Philippines is governed by the Civil Aviation Authority Act which created the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (“CAAP”) and the Civil Aeronautics Act which created the Civil Aeronautics Board (“CAB”). Further, as a signatory to the 1944 Chicago Convention, the Philippines is duty-bound to abide in good faith by the terms of the convention, such as, not to use civil aviation for any purpose inconsistent with the convention’s aims. The Chicago Convention formed the International Civil Aviation Organization (“ICAO”) and embodies the principles and arrangements agreed to by the contracting states in order that international civil aviation may be developed in a safe and orderly manner and that international air transport services may be established on the basis of equality of opportunity and operated soundly and economically.
In connection with our recent role of providing legal support to the Philippine Government’s transaction advisor for the completion of the feasibility study for a major airport project in the Philippines, we have reviewed all relevant laws and accomplished the legal and institutional analysis for the project.
We assist clients in applying for approvals from the CAAP and the CAB, and monitor their compliance with applicable legal requirements.