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ADB is an international development finance institution whose mission is to help its developing member countries reduce poverty and improve the quality of life of their people.

Headquartered in Manila, and established in 1966, ADB is owned and financed by its 67 members, of which 48 are from the region and 19 are from other parts of the globe.

ADB's main partners are governments, the private sector, nongovernment organizations, development agencies, community-based organizations, and foundations.

Under Strategy 2020, a long-term strategic framework adopted in 2008, ADB will follow three complementary strategic agendas: inclusive growth, environmentally sustainable growth, and regional integration.

In pursuing its vision, ADB's main instruments comprise loans, technical assistance, grants, advice, and knowledge.

Although most lending is in the public sector - and to governments - ADB also provides direct assistance to private enterprises of developing countries through equity investments, guarantees, and loans. In addition, its triple-A credit rating helps mobilize funds for development.


The Civil Aviation Safety Authority of Papua New Guinea

The Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) regulates civil aviation in Papua New Guinea
The Minister of Transport establishes the rules that all:

  • pilots
  • engineers
  • aircraft operators
  • airlines
  • air traffic controllers
  • aerodrome operators

follow to keep aviation safe and secure.
We check that these rules are being complied with and have the power to take action if they are not.
We monitor safety and security performance throughout the aviation community so that we can direct our safety efforts where they are needed most. We also produce safety publications and run safety seminars for the aviation community.
The CASA establishes civil aviation safety and security standards, and monitors adherence to those standards. The CASA carries out accident and incident investigations and collates this material to establish an industry-wide safety picture. This becomes the basis of safety initiatives ranging from education campaigns to increased monitoring and regulatory action.



PNGASL is a wholly owned subsidiary of the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) of PNG and has evolved from the previous Government Departments and state Aviation Enterprises which have delivered air navigation services to the aviation industry in PNG.

PNG Air Services limited operates as a commercial entity established under the PNG companies Act 1997, to provide air navigation services to the Aviation industry in Papua New Guinea’s domestic and designated international airspace.
It is the responsibility of PNGASL, on behalf of the State, to prevent aircraft incidents and accidents (collisions) between aircraft in the PNG designated airspace. This is achieved through the provision of Air Navigation Services (ANS) and associated aviation services within PNG and internationally.
ANS comprises the following services:




Air Traffic Management

Aeronautical Information

Search and Rescue  

These services are supported by Technology and Support. This division of PNGASL develops communications hardware and software, and maintains the network of radar and navigation aids spread across the country.