Antigua, OECS Take Decisions Aimed at Restoring ECCAA’s Category 1 Rating

VC Bird International airport, Antigua and Barbuda (Photo via Antigua News Room)

(Antigua News Room) OECS Heads of Government, including Dominica, have agreed on several decisions to reclassify the Eastern Caribbean Civil Aviation Authority (ECCAA) to its category 1 rating.

The decision was taken following a special meeting held last week chaired by Antigua and Barbuda’s Prime Minister, Gaston Browne.

The meeting was held following a decision by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) in the US, to downgrade the authority yet again because “it does not comply with International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) safety standards”.

The authority has, however, denied claims that its policies call into question the safety and security of the region’s airports and airlines and said that the outstanding matters are regulatory issues which heads of government seemed keen on rectifying in the shortest time.

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