Aircraft incidents should be probed independently of aviation authority –operators

-renew call for qualified flight operations inspector

Investigations of aircraft incidents should be done independently of the Guyana Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA), operators say and they have renewed a call for the GCAA to hire a qualified flight operations inspector.

“What should be in place is a totally independent investigating body,” spokesman for the Aircraft Owners Association of Guyana (AOAG) Kit Nascimento told Stabroek News when contacted. “The GCAA themselves when there is an accident, should be subject to the investigation because they are the regulatory and administrative agency and therefore would be investigating themselves,” he said while adding that it is the practice worldwide that there would be an investigation independent of the civil agency.

In the wake of recent incidents with planes including crashes, aviation authorities will be stepping up surveillance of local airlines and their operations, and Nascimento yesterday also renewed a call for the GCAA to employ a qualified flight operations inspector. “Until such time that the GCAA engages the services of a …..To continue reading, login or subscribe now.

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