Go said such “technical stops” by foreign government and commercial planes, including those for refueling purposes, are closely coordinated by relevant government agencies, following domestic procedure and in consideration of existing agreements.
He added that the same courtesy is extended to Philippine government aircrafts when technical stops need to be undertaken.
Go confirmed that the requesting party is in coordination with the Department of National Defense (DFA), the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) and the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP).
“The DND, DFA and CAAP – and other relevant agencies – work together to ensure that requesting parties comply with our domestic procedures and requirements.”
Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque also confirmed the landing of the military aircraft in Davao City, citing report by the CAAP.
“As verified and reported by CAAP, no movement of passengers was made outside the terminal building. The Chinese aircraft used a local handler, Transnational Aviation Support Service, to arrange the requirements for the permit. The flight was given an entry and exit permit, like any other private flights,” Roque said. (with reports from Jelly Musico/PNA)