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1 Sri Lanka's Experience with ICAO TCB Projects Presented by Chandrasena Nimalsiri Director-General of Civil Aviation and Chief Executive Officer, Civil Aviation Authority of Sri Lanka

2 Evolution of civil aviation management in Sri Lanka 1946 – Department of Civil Aviation (DCA) was responsible for –Administration & Enforcement of Air Navigation Regulations –Provision of Air Navigation Facilities & Services –Development & Maintenance of Aerodromes –Operation of the national carrier, Air Ceylon 1952 – National carrier was separated from the DCA 1979 – Development & Maintenance of aerodromes, entrusted to the Airports Authority.(subsequently abolished) 1983 – Provision of Air Navigation Facilities and Services, entrusted to the Airport & Aviation Services (Pvt) Ltd. & DCA was reduced only to a regulator – (controlled & financed by the Government) Abolished the DCA and established a CAA ( autonomous & self- financed)

3 Sri Lanka’s participation with TCB Projects  Regional Projects under UNDP Assistance for  Human Resources Development  Establishment of Civil Aviation Training Centre  Sartorial Reviews  Technical Assistance  Regional Projects under cost sharing basis  COSCAP-SA  Country Specific Project under a Trust Fund  Development of safety oversight capabilities of the DCA

4 Summery of events leading to the launch of a country specific project by TCB ICAO assessed DCA-Sri Lanka in Feb Series of deficiencies were reported. ICAO called for a remedial action plan. Government sought assistance from TCB. TCB proposed a country specific project. The Government approved the Project (SRL/97/901) in April The Project started in August 1998

5 Project Goals Major Objectives –Redrafting Aviation legislation –Restructuring of the DCA –Employment of skilled staff for safety oversight duties –Development of written procedures / manuals for staff & industry guidance –Training of the DCA Technical Staff

6 Performance Against Schedule Plan: To complete the Project within two years from the date of commencement ( ) Actual: The Project was terminated on 31 st December 2002

7 Performance Against Quality Goals planned: –Updating aviation legislations –Creation of a Flexible and effective administration –Employment of Competent & Professional staff –Development of Written procedures & Guidance Material –training of local staff under international experts Actual: –Civil Aviation Act was drafted –CAA was established with administrative and financial flexibility –International Experts were employed –Manuals/ Inspector handbook developed & published –Training - on going

8 Performance Against Budget Budget: –Initial estimate USD 3.47 million –Revised estimate USD million –Approved budget USD million Actual cost/expenditures: –At the end of two years USD 1.2 million –At the end of the project USD 1.6 million –Savings USD 0.3 million (including interests)

9 Post-Mortem By Department SRL/97/901 Project

10 Project Planning How Was the Project Planned? Who was responsible for original plans? –DGCA from Sri Lanka –TCB from ICAO Was project well defined from beginning? –Project objectives defined in the Action Plan –Action Plan modified whilst in execution through mutual consultations

11 Project Planning Was the Plan the Right One? Action Plan was realistic Time lines proposed were subject to government inputs, approvals etc. Project was steered by TCB through a Project Co-ordinator (PC). PC was selected by Sri Lanka from TCB nominees DGCA was appointed National Project Manager

12 How Was the Project Managed? Project was assisted by International experts in –Airworthiness (02) – 24 months –Operations(01) – 24 months –Personnel Licensing (01) – 03 months –Organizational & Manpower Consultant (06- months) –Aviation legislation Consultant (06 months) Project Progress was monitored through Technical Policy Review (TPR) Meeting held fortnightly DGCA chaired the TPR Meeting ICAO monitored the Progress of the Project closely –President, ICAO Council wrote to the Minister when matters were no moving at the required pace –Bipartite meetings –ICAO regional office

13 How Was the Project Managed?….. Project recruited NPPPs (Nationally recruited Professional Project Personnel) locally in –Airworthiness (01) – 24 months –Operations(01) – 24 months –Cabin Safety (01) – 24 months –Personnel Licensing (01) – 24 months –Aviation legislation (01) – 12 months NPPP understudied the International Experts

14 Project Deliveries Organization –Legislation for establishment of the CAA (Civil Aviation Authority of Sri Lanka Act) –Development of Vision, Mission & Motto for the CAA –Development of objectives –Defining Duties & Functions of the CAA –Organizational Structure –Duties and functions of key post holders –Development of outcomes & outputs –Setting the CAA values –Setting a Training Policy for CAA Staff –Vehicles, office furniture & equipment purchased

15 Project Deliveries Operations –NPPP in Flight Operations was trained –Manuals/Guidance Material produced  Flight Operations Inspector Handbook *  Designated Check Pilot Manual *  Cabin crewmember standard Manual *  Cabin crewmember training standards Manual *  Dangerous Goods Manual *  “How to obtain an airline licence” guidelines *  Checklist for initial certification of aircraft operators  Audit Procedures Manual * –Air operators were inspected & audited with NPPPs –Operations Regulations were drafted * Customization of COSCAP – SA Generic Manuals

16 Project Deliveries Airworthiness –NPPP in Airworthiness was trained –DCA Airworthiness Inspectors were trained –Manuals/Guidance Material produced  Airworthiness Inspector Handbook  Audit Procedures Manual –Air operators were inspected & audited with NPPPs –Airworthiness Regulations were drafted

17 Project Deliveries Personnel Licensing –NPPP in Personnel Licensing was trained –Manuals/Guidance Material produced  Licensing Regulations drafted  Licensing Procedures developed –Flying Training School Certification requirements drafted –Medical Examination Procedures developed –Board of Designated Civil Aviation Medical Examiners appointed

18 Direct Benefits of the Project Government’s attention & recognition Flexible Administrative Set up Follow-up ICAO Audit Report was satisfactory –No major deficiencies –Only a few recommendations Good acceptance, higher respect & better co- operation by the Industry Application of high level of safety standard Systematic approach for safety oversight Trained Staff

19 Projects in pipe line Development of Civil Aviation Master Plan for Sri Lanka - with CAA Re-assessment of runway surface condition – with AASL Aviation Security Project – with CAA


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