WILLEMSTAD – The Curaçao Civil Aviation Authority (CCAA) gave green light to the local aviation company to continue operating its two Fokker 50 aircraft. This is according to the Minister of Economic Development Steven Martina.
According to the Minister this, of course, is considered a good news for the company which has been confronting serious financial problems in recent months. Since the company is in financial problems, these types of issues like the one that took place recently, places the airline in a very tough spot.
Minister Martina spoke about the efforts of all parties involved to help InselAir get back in the air as soon as possible. Especially to be able to transport all those passengers who already have tickets to travel to and from Aruba, Bonaire and St. Maarten.
The two Fokker 50 aircraft were grounded after the incident where one of them lost an engine after taking off from the St. Maarten airport. The aircraft returned immediately to the airport. CCAA started immediately with their investigation to see what had happened to the aircraft.
According to Minister Martina safety comes first and the airline must be able to guarantee that to its passengers. That is why they had to let CCAA take its time to do the work. Now that CCAA gave the green light, which means that the two aircraft are airworthy again. The Minister reiterated that the regular inspections have taken place and InselAir is back in the air.