Published On: Wed, Apr 29th, 2015

AOC for local BlueSkies

BlueSkiesWILLEMSTAD - The Interim Minister of Traffic, Transport and Urban Planning, Dr. Jose Jardim signed the Ministerial Decree last Friday in which the government issues a Helicopter Air Operator Certificate (AOC) and economic permit to BlueSkies.

This made it possible for the helicopter operator BlueSkies to begin the long-awaited sightseeing tours over Curaçao. Prior to obtaining the license BlueSkies Helicopter went through the five phases of the existing certification process successfully.

This process was completed with good results, thanks to collaboration with the Jamaica Civil Aviation Authority, which qualified inspectors on the helicopter type Bell 206B3 Jetranger.

During the certification every aspect of the business is inspected, particularly with regards to safety and compliance with both the ICAO regulations and local legal requirements.

By issuing the permit to BlueSkies Helicopter, the Curaçao government created a new economic activity and stimulated in this way the development of the island’s tourism product.

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