All about Category 1

Curacao airport
By Edition On Monday, September 24th, 2018

Director departs from civil aviation authority

WILLEMSTAD - Hans de Jong leaves as of October 1 as director of the Curaçao Civil Aviation Authority (CCAA). He will be replaced temporarily by the acting director, Leslie La Place. The Ministry of Transport will More...

Curacao airport
By Edition On Tuesday, July 10th, 2018

Civil aviation is doing its utmost for Category 1 in 2019

WILLEMSTAD - The Civil Aviation Curacao is looking forward to returning to category 1 of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) in 2019. This is according to Hans de Jong, director of the Civil Aviation Curacao. Adaptation More...

Curacao airport
By Edition On Monday, June 11th, 2018

Curaçao wants American Category 1 status back

WILLEMSTAD - Curaçao wants to return to the coveted category 1 status of the US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). The government is making money and extra staff available to regain the status in 2019. The More...

Curacao airport
By Edition On Thursday, January 4th, 2018

Optimism about category 1 status

WILLEMSTAD - The new Director General at the Curaçao Civil Aviation Authority is optimistic about the category 1 status for Curaçao airport. In a column on the Up in the Sky website, Hans de Jonge writes that More...

By Edition On Tuesday, October 3rd, 2017

Category 1 top priority for Minister Jesus-Leito

WILLEMSTAD - It is not a secret that the Curaçao’s aviation sector was downgraded to category 2 by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). Since 2012 efforts have been made in order to upgrade the administration More...

Oscar Derby
By Edition On Tuesday, December 8th, 2015

Derby: “Curaçao needs an independent CCAA to regain category 1 status”

Oscar Derby WILLEMSTAD – The promised category 1 for the Curaçao Civil Aviation Authority (CCAA) has not been materialized. According to a statement from the CCAA Director, Oscar Derby earlier this year, this More...

By Edition On Friday, February 13th, 2015

Questions MFK and MAN on aviation status

WILLEMSTAD - What about the upgrading of our aviation sector to the standards of the American Civil Aviation Authority FAA and international aviation authorities ICAO? The MAN and MFK factions in parliament want More...

Curacao airport
By Edition On Tuesday, January 27th, 2015

Sint Maarten shows transparency on progress to category 1 in aviation, Curaçao remains disturbingly silent

WILLEMSTAD – Recently, the representatives from the Ministry of Tourism, Economic Affairs, Transport and Telecommunications of Sint Maarten, namely, Louis Halley, Head of Civil Aviation, Claudius Carty, Acting More...

By Edition On Monday, January 5th, 2015

Derby: “Category 1 status will gain momentum after legislation and organization”

WILLEMSTAD - A part of the process to recover the category 1 status is an independent regulator for the aviation industry. The Curaçao Civil Aviation Authority (CCAA) wants to become an independent administrative More...

Curacao Airport
By Edition On Friday, December 19th, 2014

Sint Maarten approves aviation regulations, Curaçao none yet

WILLEMSTAD – In 2011 a safety assessment audit was completed in the civil aviation authority of Curaçao by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to assess the safety oversight capabilities of the Curacao More...