St. Maarten hosts regional aerodrome inspection workshop

POSTED: 06/11/12 1:00 PM

St. Maarten — Princess Juliana International Airport Operating Company N.V. (PJIAE) and St. Maarten Department of Civil Aviation, Shipping & Maritime have partnered to host the ICAO/FAA Aerodrome Certification Inspectors Workshop for Caribbean Region. The workshop, geared toward teaching aviation professionals how to conduct and prepare for aerodrome inspections, begins today and will continue through Friday.

This is the first workshop of this nature to be held in St. Maarten and some 13 employees of PJIAE will participate. There will be facilitators from Mexico and the United States of America who will guide professionals from Caribbean countries and territories such as Barbados, Grenada, Turks and Caicos North America and the United Kingdom through a myriad of modules including hands-on training in Airport Inspection, Aircraft Rescue and Firefighting Inspection and Post Inspection. Topics such as Wildlife Hazard Management and post-Inspection Administrative Procedures will be addressed during the workshop. PJIAE will be the site for the external training and key areas of the airport will be used during the weeklong course.

“Although most attendees are aviation inspectors and operators, this training will give all participants the skills and knowledge base to execute their jobs more effectively especially when time comes around again for airport certification,” Head of the Department of Civil Aviation, Shipping & Maritime Louis Halley said.

“We are delighted to partner with the Department of Civil Aviation to host such an important workshop for the first time ever in St. Maarten,” PJIAE Marketing and Communications Manager Kalifa Hickinson said.

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