Philippines' Civil Aviation Authority formerly Air Transportation Office, abbreviated as CAAP, is an influence of thePhilippine government inferior the Department of Transportation and Communications responsible for tooling policies on political aviation to advertise unendangered, economic and causative air ramble.  The influence too investigates aviation accidents.  The influence's deep duty is in Pasay City ------------------------------------------------- History Legislative Act No. 909 passed by the Philippine Legislative on November 20, 1931 created an Duty inferior the Department of Commerce and Communications to use aviation matters, specially the urgement of rules and regulations governing interchangeoperative aviation as courteous-mannered-mannered as secret volitation. It was amended by Act 3996 to involve licensing of airmen and aircraft, slip of aircraft relating air intercourse rules, schedules and rates and urgement of Aviation Laws.  From 1932 to 1936, there were no test procedures as to the licensing of airmen, registration of aircraft and archivesing of different aeronautical activities conjoined behind a while interchangeoperative aviation.
There were attempts made to register planes and their owners behind a whileout ascertaining their airworthiness and to archives names of pilots, airplane mechanics and other details.  In 1933, the duty of Technical Assistant of Aviation matters was plentiful into the Aeronautics Division inferior the Department of Commerce and Industry, the functions of which were esthetic in Administrative Dispose No. 309, a articulation Bulletin issued by the Department of Public Works and Communications and the Department of Finance. 5] In October 1934, Act 4033 was passed to exact a exemption from the Philippine government in dispose to effect an air labor and to organize stfile aircraft operations. 
On November 12, 1936, the Philippine Legislative passed Commonwealth Act No. 168, amend public as the Political Aviation Law of the Philippines which created the Bureau of Aeronautics. Behind the discharge of the Philippines in March 1945, the Bureau was reorganized and placed inferior the Department of National Defense. Among its functions was to announce Political Aviation Regulations. 5] On October 1947, Executive Dispose No. 94 which reorganized the government catching Bureau of Aeronautics to the Newly created Department of Commerce and Toil and renamed Political Aeronautics Administration (CAA).  On June 5, 1948, Republic Act 224 created the National Airports Corporation which was abounding behind a while the administration and operations of all national airports.  On June 20, 1952, Republic Act No. 776, inadequately public as the Political Aeronautics Act of the Philippines reorganized the Political Aeronautics Board and the Political Aeronautics Administration.
It defined the powers and duties of twain agencies including the funds, personnel and the regulations of Political Aviation.  On October 19, 1956, Executive Dispose No. 209 placed the Political Aeronautics Administration inferior the administrative supervision and coerce of the Department of Public Works, Transportation and Communications.  * Marcos Era On January 20, 1975, Letter of Instruction No. 244 catching to the Department of Public Highways the responsibilities not-absolute to airport plans, intents, erection, correction, deeptenance as courteous-mannered-mannered as locality compensation.
The responsibilities connected to location, planning intent and funding were behind returned to the CAA.  On July 23, 1979, Executive Dispose No. 546, the CAA was renamed the Bureau of Air Transportation (BAT) and placed inferior the Ministry of Transportation and Communications.  * Cory Aquino Presidency On April 13, 1987, Executive Dispose No. 125-A renamed the Bureau of Air Transportation the Air Transportation Duty headed by the Assistant Secretary of Air Transportation.  * Arroyo Administration On December 3, 2007, Senator Edgardo J.
Angara filed senate charges estimate 1932, inadequately public as CIVIL AVIATION AUTHORITY ACT OF 2007, authorizing the grasp of funds consequently, and for other purposes.  The charges abolishes the Air Transportation Duty (ATO) and in its fame creates the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA), which is mandated to set generic, bright and unfavoroperative rules of the aviation toil. Inferior the new law, the CAA shall be an stubborn regulatory assemblage behind a while quasi-judicial and quasi-legislative powers behind a while municipal attributes and on March 4, 2008, President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo sign into law.
FAA and EU downgrades and other controversies On January 17, 2008, the United States Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) downgraded the Philippines' rating to Category 2 from Category 1, past its Air Transportation Duty (Philippines) (ATO) did not abundantly gratify interpolitical unendangeredty tests. Consequently, Philippine Airlines (PAL) moderator Jaime Bautista recognized that its 2008 enlargement targets would be lowered. Just out of 8 years of receivership last year, the FAA firmness prevented PAL from increasing US flights from 33 per week. 10] Then President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyodismissed acting Air Transportation Duty pre-eminent Danilo Dimagiba behind the downgrade and intentated DOTC [Department of Transportation and Communications] Secretary Leandro Mendoza as contemporary Officer in Charge of ATO. Also, the Embassy of the United States in Manila warned US citizens in the Philippines "to withhold from using Philippine-based carriers due to 'serious concerns' encircling the ATO's alleged mishandling of the aviation toil.
Dimagiba blamed closing of funds for the FAA downgrade, alleging that ATO needs Php 1 chargesion ($1 = Php 40), roughly about $25,000,000.  Effective April 1, 2010, the European Union, aftercited the FAA's administer, banned Philippine carriers from volitation to Europe. Asia Times reputed, "EU ambassador Alistair MacDonald said: 'The errand considers that the supervisory authority is currently not operative to tool and urge the applicable unendangeredty tests, and unwavering consequently to ban from EU airspace all air carriers licensed in the Philippines until these deficiencies are corrected. " On June 19, 2010, material navigation equipment at the Manila airport deeptained by CAAP failed. The very haughty number omni-directional radio file (VOR) which helps planes plant especially in bad atmosphere stopped inaugurated due to afflictive rain and there was no availoperative retrieval. One had to be brought from another airport.