CAA Thailand joins the EMPIC community
At the end of February 2019 The Civil Aviation Authority of Thailand (CAAT) signed a contract with EMPIC and their local implementation partner, To70 Aviation Consultants (Thailand) Co., Ltd., concluding almost three years of evaluation and preparation.
Speaking after the signing ceremony, EMPIC CEO Jörg Kottenbrink welcomed CAAT as the latest organization to join the community and commented that the project will deliver a comprehensive and sustainable safety oversight solution consisting of almost all modules of EMPIC software.
The implementation project is programmed to be spread over 2.5 years and will be broken down into several phases to ensure any disruption to the work of the regulator is kept to the absolute minimum. Some statistics provide an idea of the scale of this project; AOC Holder: 35; Airports: 46 (incl. 13 International); 409 commercial aircraft on the Register; 255 Maintenance Organizations; 9 Training Schools; and almost 5000 CPL/ATLP Licenses. To ensure overall resilience and high availability, the system will feature upgraded hardware, load balanced Web and EMPIC servers together with a master/slave database configuration. Upon completion the system will represent one of EMPIC’s most advanced deployments and will provide CAAT with a safety oversight management system fit for the 21st Century.
CAAT Director General, Dr Chula Sukmanop, said “following three years of hard work completing our staff capacity and capability improvement programme with assistance from ICAO, EASA and others, it was essential that the oversight management system we selected consolidated this work and provided a robust platform for the future. We undertook a thorough evaluation of the marketplace and EMPIC came out as clear winners both in terms of functionality and value for money.”