Published On: Wed, Aug 3rd, 2016

Minister to keep Derby for another 3 months to finish category 1 process

Oscar DerbyWILLEMSTAD – The Minister of Traffic, Transportation and Spatial Planning Suzanne Camelia-Römer has decided to keep the former Director of the Curaçao Civil Aviation Authority (CCAA) Oscar Derby for another three months. This decision is based on the process Derby has been leading to bring Curaçao’s aviation back to category 1.

His specific task is to assess the necessary final steps to be taken to take Curaçao from category 2 to category 1 in the qualifications of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO). ICAO is the organization that is specialized in indications and standardizations for international aviation. Oscar Derby was the Director General of CCAA since 2013 until the end of July this year.

Deloitte has been working on an evaluation of Derby’s tenure at the CCAA. This evaluation is almost done and it indicates that this is a good moment to delineate exactly what the critical ICAO elements are that need to be finalized. An option brought forth by Deloitte is that Derby can only continue as an advisor for a few months to assist with the ICAO requirements. Minister Camelia-Römer agreed with this because there is still a lot of work to be done and she prefers for Derby to concentrate on just one area of it.

Because of this decision, an Interim Director General has been appointed for a few months. The Minister also decided to start immediately with the process of appointing a new permanent director.

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