ST JOHN’S, Antigua – The Eastern Caribbean Civil Aviation Authority (ECCAA) has fined two senior LIAT pilots who flew an aircraft in contravention of aviation regulations in September.
Antigua Observer reported that Chief Training Captain Christopher Cameron was fined EC$5000, while his co-accused, Chief Pilot Wayne Austin McDonald was fined EC$3000.
Observer cited a source with knowledge of the probe confirmed.
AIRPORT ROAD, St. Maarten - Mr. Greg Kalinchuk Managing Director of Unity Aviation Canada Ltd. one of the suppliers of aircraft to Winair visited our facilities to review and discuss Winair’s aircraft requirements for upcoming season 2017/18. Mr. Kalinchuk reviewed and assisted our maintenance department with our procedures in maintaining our aircraft and was satisfied with our maintenance program in place for servicing our aircraft.
Mr. Collin Morris Winair’s Acting Director of maintenance of Winair and Mr. Kalinchuk also took the opportunity to present and distribute additional tools to all Winair’s A&P mechanics and auto shop employees to assist them in their responsibilities.
”It is truly partners like Unity AC that come to assist and provide resources for our employees that clearly demonstrate we are working together for a common goal, maintaining our aircraft to the highest standards in the aviation industry and developing our employees for the long run.“ stated Michael Cleaver, President and CEO of Winair.
PROVIDENCIALES, Turks & Caicos Islands - interCaribbean Airways is pleased to announce a new nonstop weekly service from Providenciales to Montego Bay.
Compensating for Venezuelan marked reduction
In recent months InselAir has successfully compensated, to a large extent, the decrease of the Venezuelan part of its operations (from 35% to 4%) by adding new routes and destinations to its network, such as Port-of-Spain, Barranquilla, Georgetown, Manaus, Havana, San Juan and Quito. In addition, InselAir has increased frequencies to and from Paramaribo, Port-au-Prince and Santo Domingo. “It turns out to be very challenging to compensate this loss completely and we realize that we will need to accept this and restructure our organization around this ‘new reality’’, says Albert Kluijver, CEO of InselAir. “For the part of our operations that we were unable to compensate we will have to reduce our costs. For that reason we have been carefully looking into all aspects of our business including financial, operational, commercial, general affairs and maintenance in order to realize the costs reduction required to compensate for particular that part. Another important initiative is to scale down our flight operations based on the new expected traffic from our revised route network”, according to Kluijver.
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ST JOHN’S, Antigua – LIAT has added a new 68-seater ATR aircraft to its existing fleet of nine.
The new plane landed at the VC Bird International Airport on Friday and was greeted by an exuberant ground crew and numerous officials including the Minister of Aviation, Sir Robin Yearwood.
Captain Phil Gunsam and co-pilot Rawle Francis executed a low altitude, low speed fly-by over the runway demonstrating the manoeuvreability of the new aircraft.
KINGSTON, Jamaica – Transport and Mining Minister Lester “Mike” Henry has ordered a full investigation into the circumstances surrounding the malfunctioning of lights on the runway of the Norman Manley International Airport (NMIA) in Kingston.
Minister Henry said that while he understands acts of God and unforeseen circumstances, there is just no room for error as Jamaica’s enviable aviation record must not be compromised at any given time. He said that against the background of the Government’s open skies policy being pursued, operations at the island’s airports must be flawless.
Chairman of the board of the Airports Authority of Jamaica, William “Billy” Shagoury, and chairman of the board of NMIA, Neil Seaton, have been asked to furnish the report in the shortest possible time.
ST JOHN’S, Antigua – The Antigua-based Caribbean Helicopters has partnered the Ministry of Tourism for the island of Nevis in the establishment of regular helicopter flights between Nevis and Antigua, located just 86 kilometres apart.The flights, which are aimed at improving Nevis’s profile in the Caribbean tourism market, will operate 3 times weekly using Bell Helicopter 206 LongRangers.
The flights, which are aimed at improving Nevis’s profile in the Caribbean tourism market, will operate 3 times weekly using Bell Helicopter 206 LongRangers.
LA HABANA, Cuba - From the applications to fly direct into Cuba to the death of Fidel Castro, the island nation continues to capture headlines. Our own analysis of Cuba revealed a shifting interest in travel to the country.
First, we had a https://www.sabre.com/insights/u-s-presidential-visit-triggers-a-23x-spike-in-travel-shopping-to-cuba/&source=gmail&ust=1480718674178000&usg=AFQjCNHaHDm6qk16sELIM_DMtwHh0LFjyg"> . Next, we considered what the relaxation of trade restrictions might mean for https://www.sabre.com/insights/here-comes-cuba-these-are-the-most-popular-routes-for-business-travelers-into-the-caribbean/&source=gmail&ust=1480718674178000&usg=AFQjCNFn1c2jgGQhYKd9LjEF2waejTmx6w"> . Finally, we analyzed the data to see which https://www.sabre.com/insights/here-comes-cuba-part-2-these-are-the-countries-with-the-most-business-travel-to-cuba/&source=gmail&ust=1480718674178000&usg=AFQjCNGych7wXlr8ME2Ek8B3PN6TxqYfmA"> . Altogether, the image showed a vibrant interest in both leisure and business travel to Cuba.
The Cuba story comes full circle this week, with the first commercial flights leaving from the United States bound for Cuba this week. While there is some uncertainty as to the ongoing openness between the U.S. and Cuba, American airlines are sticking to the schedule. But has this newfound convenience of direct flights made American travelers change their booking behaviors?
GEORGETOWN, Guyana – The Guyana Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) is to launch an investigation into the collision of two aircraft at the Cheddi Jagan International Airport (CJIA) on Tuesday.
In a brief statement, the GCAA said the incident occurred between the two aircraft around 7:50 am (local time) on the international apron.
AIRPORT ROAD, St. Maarten – Winair has been granted a full Ground Handling Concession by SXM Airport, making Winair the second ground handler in St. Maarten.
Ground handling is commonly referred to as under the wing services, which includes baggage loading and off-loading, delivery of baggage to baggage carousels, Aircraft push back, lavatory services and water services.
“ Winair is proud to have been granted this concession, allowing us to compete in providing services to all users of SXM airport on a economic and service based scenario” stated Michael Cleaver, President & CEO of Winair.
Winair’s thanks goes out to SXM Airport, in particular Mr. Larry Donker, PJIAE Management and PJAIE Supervisory board. This concession is the result of two and a half years of negotiation between the Airport and Winair. Through granting this second Ground Handling Concession users of SXM Airport now have a choice in selecting this important and essential component of their airport operations in St. Maarten.
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