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Update: Suriname Airways flight makes “precautionary” return landing; in-transit passengers to be assisted

— “We don’t mess with safety”- airline official A Suriname Airways flight, bound for Aruba, Friday morning returned to Paramaribo for a “precautionary” landing, and the carrier assured that many of its 100-odd passengers, who are in-transit, would be looked after. The airline’s Guyana representative, Rudi Westerborg, told Demerara Waves Online News that the plane returned to Suriname 18 minutes ...

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UPDATE: Fly Jamaica didn’t deposit US$200,000 bond because it was scheduled carrier- GCAA

Cash-strapped Fly Jamaica, which has shut down operations, did not deposit a US$200,000 bond to refund passengers because it was a scheduled carrier, not a charter service, a top GCAA official said Monday. Director-General of the GCAA, Retired Lt. Col. Egbert Field told Demerara Waves Online News that his regulatory agency was not yet informed by the carrier that it ...

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Several US-registered planes in Guyana grounded for records inspection

All privately-owned United States (US)-registered aircraft authorised to operate non-commercial flights in Guyana have been grounded to allow the Guyana Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) inspectors to check their maintenance records, a top official said. GCAA Director General, Retired Lt. Col. Egbert Field told Demerara Waves Online News that five ‘N-Number’ planes were ordered to cease, temporarily, operations on Wednesday to ...

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Caribbean Airlines not yet flying Boeing 737 MAX-8, promises “strict safety measures” for new planes

Caribbean Airlines Limited (CAL), which late last year inked a deal to buy several Boeing 737 MAX-8 planes – the same model used by the Ethiopian Airlines that crashed and killed 157 persons aboard – on Monday said it would abide by strict safety measures before adding new aircraft to its fleet. “Caribbean Airlines will incorporate the procedural and training ...

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Gov’t asked to buy helicopter for search and rescue; ExxonMobil/Bristow helicopter support being explored

The Guyana government is being asked to fund the purchase of a heavy-lift helicopter to assist in search and rescue (SAR) operations, but meanwhile hopes that ExxonMobil’s helicopter service provider will be able to provide emergency assistance, a top official of the Guyana Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) said Tuesday. GCAA Director-General, Egbert Field said a stakeholder group, which includes his ...

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Pilots, domestic airlines face licence revocation; public urged to “See Something, Say Something. Step Up, Save a Life”

The Guyana Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) threatens to revoke pilots and operators’ licences if they are found culpable of breaching regulations, even as that regulatory authority is asking Guyanese to lodge anonymous complaints whenever they see any suspicious activity in the aviation sector on the ground or in the air. GCAA Director-General, Retired Lt. Col. Egbert Field said he Monday ...

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Police Force in exploratory talks with Guyanese-owned US company for aviation wing

Top officials of the Guyana Police Force and a Guyanese-owned aviation company that is based in Florida on Thursday held exploratory talks about plans by the law enforcement agency to establish an aviation wing. Police Commissioner, Leslie James and his administrative team met with representatives of Midas Aviation Services, Inc. of Pompano Beach Airpark, Florida. “During this engagement, the discussion ...

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Updated: Pilot dies in plane crash at Eteringbang

The pilot of a privately-owned single-engine plane died Thursday evening when the aircraft exploded on landing at the Eteringbang airstrip in western Guyana, the Guyana Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) confirmed. “The accident occurred at approximately 17:45h. According to reports reaching the Guyana Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA), the lone occupant of the aircraft has perished. The GCAA will provide more details ...

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Pilot, policeman rescued from crashed plane

A Guyanese policeman and the pilot of the single-engine Cessna plane that crashed Monday night were rescued several hours later and rushed to hospital, officials said. Director-General of the Guyana Civil Aviation Authority, Retired Lt. Col. Egbert Field said the United States-registered plane ran out of fuel and went down. At least 100 curious persons up to late Monday night ...

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