Capt. Juliano, 72
The head of the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines flight operations department, Capt. Francisco M. Juliano, 72, died of heart attack on Saturday.
Juliano was rushed from his office to Villamor Airbase Hospital where he expired around 1 p.m.
He checked in early in his office to prepare documents needed for the ICAO Coordinated Validation Mission that was to be held from February 18 to 28, according to Wilma Caliste, CAAP Executive Assistant.
An Ateneo alumnus since grade school, Juliano was an aviation cadet of the Air Force in 1963 before he became a pilot for the Philippine Airlines in 1966. In 1998, he retired. He worked for CAAP in 2011 until his death.
His supposed meeting with the ICAO (International Civil Aviation Organization) mission was part of a crucial bid for the Philippines to bounce back from a category two status, where safety issues have been raised by aviation regulators, and be able to lift the sanctions imposed by the US Federal Aviation Authority on Philippine air carriers.
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