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Aviation

US Southern Command poised to assist GDF to monitor Guyana’s airspace

The United States Army’s Southern Command would on Friday explore how to assist the Guyana Defence Force (GDF) in monitoring this South American nation’s airspace to preserve its sovereignty, the American Embassy here said Thursday. US Air Force Major General, Evan L. Pettus, 12th Air Force (Air Forces Southern) Commander, will visit Guyana from January 31 – February 2 and ...

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GDF helicopter’s black box sent to US for analysis – Aviation Minister

The investigator of the deadly Guyana Defence Force (GDF) helicopter crash has taken the ‘black box’ to the United States for analysis as part of the probe into the incident earlier this month, Aviation Minister Juan Edghill said Friday. Speaking at his year-end news conference, he said the black box, properly titled the Flight Data Recorder, of the Bell 412 ...

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Antigua police probing fraudulent airline tickets to Guyana

Antigua and Barbuda police are currently investigating two separate reports of fraudulent activity involving a travel agency supposedly operating on Old Parham Road after two persons bought non-existent  tickets to travel to Guyana, Antigua Observer reported Friday. According to the first report, the victim purchased three airline tickets, collectively valued at EC$5,000, in April for travel to Guyana on December ...

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Crashed GDF helicopter was equipped to detect dangerous terrain; flight diverted

The Guyana Defence Force’s (GDF) Bell 412Epi helicopter, in which five servicemen died on Wednesday’s crash, was equipped to alert the pilot about obstructions ahead so that he could have taken evasive action but only the aircraft’s black box can provide clues, Air Corps Commander Lieutenant Colonel Mohinder Ramjag said Saturday. “Yes, there are devices- Terrain Awareness Warning System (TAWS) ...

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Search and rescue for GDF helicopter with 7 occupants resumes on Thursday

The search and rescue operation for a Guyana Defence Force (GDF) helicopter, with seven officers aboard, would resume on Thursday because extremely bad weather over the rugged area prevented soldiers from spotting the aircraft on Wednesday, Chief-of-Staff, Brigadier Omar Khan said. “Those efforts in the area and the use of the two aircraft did not yield what we were looking ...

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GDF helicopter, with 7 servicemen, goes missing in interior

A Guyana Defence Force (GDF) helicopter, with seven military servicemen, on Wednesday went missing about 30 miles east of Arau, Essequibo County near the border with Venezuela. Sources said they did not believe that the loss of contact with the recently acquired Bell 412 , bearing registration number 8R-AYA, was as a result of any foul play. The GDF said ...

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InterCaribbean prepares to fly to Eugene F. Correia ‘Ogle’ Airport

InterCaribbean Airways is poised to begin flying to the Eugene F. Correia ‘Ogle’ International Airport in Guyana for the first time with the acquisition of more ATR planes, according to the carrier’s Founder and Chairman, Lyndon Gardiner. “Now that we’re importing more and more ATRs, we’re certainly looking at how we expand our service into Ogle,” he said in a ...

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United Airlines announces direct flights to Guyana, but Civil Aviation yet to receive application

The United States-headquartered United Airlines on Thursday announced that it would be offering direct flights from Georgetown to Houston, Texas from April, 2024 but the Guyana Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) said so far it has not received an application from that carrier. United said the decision begin the four times weekly service to and from Guyana is subject to government ...

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Stern safety warning to aviators as Guyana prepares for international ‘safety check’

Ahead of next year’s planned audit of Guyana by the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO), the Guyana government on Monday warned aviators against indulging in any action that would compromise safety in the sector. Public Works Minister II, Deodat Indar identified the need to address not only the availability of the necessary safety equipment but also “the people side” issues ...

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Planned E-Gates at Cheddi Jagan Int’l Airport to be integrated with digital ID cards- Indar

Public Works Minister Deodat Indar on Monday said arrival automatic electronic gates for arriving passengers would soon be implemented at the Cheddi Jagan International Airport and would be integrated with the digital identification card system. He made the announcement at the opening of an aviation safety seminar that was held by the Guyana Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA), saying that National ...

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