Air traffic controllers complain of control tower problems

-await regional audit

Several senior Air Traffic Control (ATC) staff at the Timehri Air Traffic Control Tower are expressing deep concern over myriad issues plaguing the tower, including severe management problems and the non-appointment of the newest batch of controllers to the roster.

Persons at the tower are reporting that the Guyana Civil Aviation Authority’s (GCAA) operations, in-cluding the pivotal ATC operations at Timehri and Ogle, are expected to be audited by the Caribbean Aviation Safety and Security Oversight System (CASSOS), the regional aviation regulator.

Some of the staff believe the audit will highlight management deficiencies affecting the tower, and that efforts are being taken to delay the audit so as to cover any shortcomings at the tower, as well as the senior officials who oversee its operations.

Stabroek News attempted to contact GCAA Head Zulficar Mohammed at least four times yesterday to no avail.

Recently, Mohammed revealed via a media release that eight new air traffic controllers had been certified and are working …..To continue reading, login or subscribe now.



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