Gouveia criticises grounding of shuttles

-cites plethora of weaknesses in aviation regime

The decision by the Guyana Civil Aviation Authority to effect a temporary suspension of interior shuttles following three recent aircraft accidents, the first and the last of which took the lives of the pilots, has elicited a strong response from one of the country’s most experienced pilots who is advocating that an improved safety regime in the domestic aviation sector depends largely on upgrading facilities and raising standards.

Stabroek Business has seen a letter written to GCAA Director Lt. Colonel Egbert Field by Roraima Airways Chief Executive  Officer, Captain Gerry Gouveia in which he repeated an earlier remark that the suspension of interior shuttles was a “knee jerk” response and went on to direct a series of withering criticisms at the local aviation regime.

Yesterday, the GCAA announced that Trans Guyana Airways has been given approval to resume shuttle flights. Roraima and other operators are still awaiting clearance…..