Published On: Fri, May 20th, 2016

Curaçao aviation cannot reject foreign pilots to work in Curaçao

Curacao airportWILLEMSTAD -  Recently the Curaçao Civil Aviation Authority (CCAA) lost an important lawsuit when the judge ruled that they don’t have the authority to deny a pilot to work temporarily in Curaçao.

A group of four pilots recently requested to work temporarily on the island but their permits were denied. The CCAA’s reason was that they had to go through an exam first, because their certificates are not recognized.

This group filed a lawsuit against the government, specifically against the CCAA and its director Oscar Derby.

The legal representatives of these pilots were able to convince the judge that the CCAA’s actions were contrary to law. The court even questioned the authority of the CCAA’s director. Only the Minister of Traffic and Transportation is authorized to reject or accept a pilot’s permit.

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