The Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP) kicked off its first ever Approved Maintenance Organization (AMO) Summit at the Citadines Bay City Manila on 15 March 2024.

220 participants from 67 CAAP-certified maintenance organizations nationwide attended the event, which is considered one of the priority projects of the agency this year. Present at this premier summit were CAAP’s top officials, headed by Director General Captain Manuel Antonio L. Tamayo, together with Deputy Director General for Operations Captain Edgardo G. Diaz, Flight Standards Inspectorate Service (FSIS) Acting Assistant Director General II Captain Florendo Jose C. Aquino III, FSIS Assistant Director General I Atty. Frank Edward G. Marty, and Airworthiness Department Manager III Engr. Ronald R. Lumibao.

The 2024 AMO Summit aims to provide participants with a comprehensive understanding of the key aspects of the local AMO industry. This includes an in-depth assessment of the challenges to the aviation industry post-pandemic, the dynamics of the industry’s workforce, and opportunities related to sustainability.

During the discussions, CAAP, together with the participating maintenance organizations, also exchanged views on the challenges to the industry’s supply chain and workforce and how maintenance safety standards may be enhanced to ensure profitability and sustainability.

Additionally, FSIS Management is conducting a dedicated session with the Accountable Managers of the present AMOs. This special forum provides an opportunity for AMOs to voice their concerns to enhance the delivery of services.

In his message, Director General Tamayo lauded the cooperation of everyone involved in the summit and emphasized the significance of the event “to ensure the highest level of safety for passengers in the Philippines and worldwide, as well as promote collaboration between the government and stakeholders.”