Until independence in 1975, civil aviation in Papua New Guinea was the responsibility of the Australian Department of Civil Aviation, or more specifically, the DCA Papua New Guinea Region. In 1975 the DCA regional office became the Papau New Guinea Department of Civil Aviation.
In 1979 the PNG DCA obtained its own aircraft, a Beech Super King Air 200. Unfortunately, in 1981 this aircraft was transferred to the Government Flying Unit. As a replacement, a Beech C90 was delivered in 1982, and this served until the Super King air was returned to DCA use in 1994.
The two decades from 1990 saw an appalling decline in aviation safety in Papua New Guinea. In 2010 the DCA was completely reorganised and renamed the Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA), with a mission to restore flight safety in civil aviation.
|1975||Papua New Guinea Department of Civil Aviation established.|
|1979||First aircraft delivered – King Air 200.|
|2010||DCA reorganised and renamed CASA.|
The aircraft of CASA are fully operational.
No plans known.
Aircraft carry the insignia of the Department of Civil Aviation (before 2010), or Civil Aviation Safety Authority (from 2010), on the fuselage just aft of the cockpit, and a small national flag on the fin.
Aircraft Serial Numbers
Aircraft operating with DCA or CASA carry Papua New Guinea civil registrations, e.g. Super King Air P2-CAA.
Coding system not used.
None – Manufacturers designations used
Current Aircraft Inventory
|Aircraft Type||Total Del’d||Total Active||Still on Order||Role|
|Beech Super King Air 200||1||1||0||Transport|
All-Time Aircraft Used List
|Aircraft Type||Quantity||Service Entry||Out of Service||Origin|
|Beech C90 King Air||1||1982||1994||USA|
|Beech Super King Air 200||1||1979||current||USA|
Aircraft NOT Used
No false reports known.
Aircraft Losses and Incidents
CASA PNG, P O Box 1941, Boroko, National Capital District 111, Papua New Guinea.
No subordinate units.
Current Unit Assignments
No subordinate units.
Historical Unit Assignments
All-Time Flying Units List
Current Air Bases
The aircraft are based at Jacksons International Airport, Port Moresby.
All-Time Air Bases Used List
To be added