KUALA LUMPUR (Aug 26): The Civil Aviation Authority of Malaysia (CAAM) will be ready for the US Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) re-audit by the end of September, said chief executive officer Captain Chester Voo Chee Soon.

“By the end of September, CAAM will be ready for a re-audit. It has been a long journey in terms of [preparing] documents, processes, implementation and evidence which I believe will be good for the state of the civil aviation industry in Malaysia,” he shared.

Voo was a speaker at the virtual “Airlines 101” session for media today, organised by Malaysia Airlines Bhd.

During the question and answer segment, he added that the timeline and the FAA re-audit for CAAM to regain Category 1 status will depend on several factors, where a lot depend on the borders being reopened, which he hopes will occur this year or in 2022.

“It largely depends on the conditions of the Covid-19 pandemic. However, we are pleased to note that CAAM and FAA have been, on a monthly basis, in collaboration and providing mutual updates on the aviation industry and our state of preparation. Read more