Aviation Stakeholders

NAC has established strong relationships with other Regulators, State Aviation Entities (SAEs) and Development Partners.

The Civil Aviation Safety Authority of Papua New Guinea - Regulator

The Civil Aviation Safety Authority of Papua New Guinea was established in 2010 by the Civil Aviation Act 2000 (as amended). CASA PNG is a statutory body with legal mandate to promote aviation safety and security through effective safety regulation of the civil aviation industry, with particular emphasis on preventing aviation accidents and incidents within the civil aviation system in Papua New Guinea.

While the safety regulation of civil aviation remains its primary role, CASA PNG also provides aviation security, safety education and training programs including responsibilities for airspace regulation.

As a signatory to the Convention of International Civil Aviation on international civil aviation, Papua New Guinea is responsible for maintaining an ongoing compliance with its international obligations and CASA PNG provides for this in its management of the civil aviation sector. To this end, the achievement of aviation safety and security outcomes are essential to our interests and, more broadly, the region.

The Rural Airstrip Agency of PNG Limited

Rural Airstrip Agency (RAA), is a not for profit company. RAA’s primary purpose is to facilitate and conduct maintenance and restoration of rural airstrips in Papua New Guinea. These activities are aimed at improving aviation safety and providing greater access by remote communities to essential services. These services include health, education, community development and commercial markets for cash crops.

The Papua New Guinea Air Services Limited

The Papua New Guinea Air Services Limited (PNGASL) is a subsidiary of the Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA). PNGASL operates as a commercial entity established under the Papua New Guinea companies Act 1997. The PNGASL provides air navigation services to Papua New Guinea’s aviation industry, including 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 PNG designated airspace. This is achieved through the provision of Air Navigation Services and associated aviation services within PNG and internationally.

Air Navigation Services include:
• Communications
• Navigation
• Surveillance
• Air Traffic Management
• Aeronautical Information
• Search and Rescue

These services are supported by specific technology sourced and developed by PNGASL. PNGASL develops communications hardware and software, and maintains the network of radar and navigation aids spread across the country.

Asian Development Bank

The Asian Development Bank is an international development finance institution whose mission is to help developing member countries reduce poverty and improve the quality of life. With its headquarters in Manila, the ADB was established in 1966 is owned and financed by its 67 members.

The ADB's main partners are governments, the private sector, non-government organisations, development agencies, community-based organisations, and foundations. Under Strategy 2020, a long-term strategic framework adopted in 2008, ADB will follow three complementary strategic agendas. These include inclusive growth, environmentally sustainable growth, and regional integration.
In pursuing its vision, the ADB's main services include loans, technical assistance, grants, advice and knowledge.
While the ADB primarily assist the public sector and governments, it also provides direct support to private enterprises of developing countries through equity investments, guarantees, and loans. In addition, its triple-A credit rating helps mobilise funds for development.

Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA)

This is the overall outlook of Japan Foreign Aid in PNG.

Japan will support sustainable economic growth through assisting development and maintenance of transport and traffic infrastructure such as roads, ports, airports and energy and electricity infrastructure including renewable energy, such as power plants and power grid systems, which are essential for improving the foundation of people’s livelihood and reinforcing economic activities. Assistance in this sector is planned and implemented taking into account the possibility of Grant Aid and ODA Loan funded projects. Japan will promote effective and efficient infrastructure development through aid coordination and information sharing with other donors.

JICA is funding the Nadzab Airport Redevelopment Project.


Japan's ODA Rolling Plan for Papua New Guinea.pdf

The Papua New Guinea Tourism Promotions Authority

The Papua New Guinea Tourism Promotion Authority is a statutory body wholly funded by the Government of Papua New Guinea and established under the Papua New Guinea Tourism Promotion Act 1993. The organization is governed by the PNG Tourism Promotion Authority Board which includes the Chairman of the Parliamentary Committee on Tourism, a deputy head of the Department of Finance and Treasury, the CEO of PNGTPA and seven other members that represent the interests of the tourism sector including hoteliers, tour operators, the airlines, banks and financial institution, tourist attractions, and the niche tourism sector associations.

The TPA is organized into three divisions and the office of the Chief Executive Officer. International market representatives are employed on a contract basis to coordinate and deliver strategic marketing in key geographic source markets.

The PNGTPA’s primary function is to maximize the economic benefits of tourism in PNG through:

- Provision of tourism policy advice and its implementation, Promotion of PNG as a desired tourist destination,

- Encouraging the provision, development and expansion of tourism infrastructure, facilities and products,

- Assisting, guiding and facilitating new investment by local and international tourism entrepreneurs,

- Increasing awareness, encouraging, assisting and promoting high levels of service, education and management within the tourism industry, and

- Monitoring and reporting the trends as well as the effects of international tourism on PNG.