Published On: Mon, Oct 21st, 2013

Treaty signed with FAA

FAAWILLEMSTAD - There is a treaty established after years of negotiations between the aeronautical authorities of the various parts of the Kingdom of the Netherlands and the aeronautical authorities of the United States of America (FAA).

The Curaçao Parliament was recently informed in a letter by the Dutch Foreign Minister Frans Timmermans. “The provisional application of the treaty ensures that aviation can be guaranteed and thus the Kingdom can meet the standards of aviation safety according to the International Civil Aviation Organization ICAO requirements, "according to Timmermans’ explanation.

“The treaty aims at the technical cooperation between Aruba, Curacao, St. Maarten and the Caribbean part of the Netherlands and the United States in the field of safeguarding and promoting the safety of international civil aviation. Cooperation will include the exchange of information, offering and receiving technical assistance, carry out technical inspections, calibration radio navigation radar, providing air traffic services, installation and maintenance of facilities and amenities necessary for the provision of air traffic services and the training of aviation personnel,” according to an explanatory note of Minister Timmermans.

Implementation agreements can be signed now between the FAA and aviation authorities of each country concerned and with the air traffic service providers, namely for Curaçao and for Bonaire the Dutch Caribbean Air Navigation Service Provider (ANSP DC) based in Curacao. These are private implementation agreements which can be used in specific subjects, in which parties can work together.

Because the aeronautical authorities of Aruba, Curaçao and Sint Maarten have an independent role in monitoring the safety of civil aviation in their countries, they get the authority to implement the agreement.

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