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LIAT congratulates ECCAA on 10th anniversary

By LIAT

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PRESS RELEASE – The Eastern Caribbean Civil Aviation Authority (ECCAA) is today celebrating its 10th anniversary as an autonomous Civil Aviation Authority serving the OECS Member States.

LIAT congratulates ECCAA on the achievement of this milestone.

Chief Executive Officer David Evans said: “The ECCAA has made great strides and continues to assure safe and secure travel within the Eastern Caribbean and beyond.”

The ECCAA evolved from the Directorate of Civil Aviation (DCA) – Eastern Caribbean States established in 1957.

Today, the ECCAA regulates Civil Aviation in six of the OECS States: Antigua and Barbuda, St. Kitts and Nevis, Dominica, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines and Grenada; and provides Communications, Navigation and Surveillance (CNS) services to these States as well as to Montserrat, Anguilla and the British Virgin Islands.

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4 comments

  1. ECCAA absolute waste of time. They should be embracing people who try to make a difference in aviation in the region. Apply for an AOC and see what happens that's all I have to say.

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    • The LIAT CEO is being generous with his congratulations. In ten years they have nothing to boast about. The last four years in particular have been a total waste of time.

      The organization appears to be a headless chicken. Without sound leadership the organization will go nowhere.

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  2. While efficient regional connectivity through air transport remains a challenge to governments and investors alike, ECCAA remains silent. It is reasonable to expect that this organization is ideally positioned and equipped to provide viable solutions to this festering issue.

    However, the ECCAA only appears to rear its bald head when there is an incident or accident or when some level of enforcement is required. As a Caribbean people we expect direction from such an istitution and we expect that they would contribute through their policies and work programme to the creation of an enbling environment where investors are encourage and consumers look forward to quality services and effective regulatory oversight.

    In a time when most Caribbean nationals place little credence on the very existence of such regional bodies, it is necessary for those charged with managing these institutions to justify through positive programmes their continued permanence.

    The time is long overdue when every country with a stake in such organizations to demand accountability from these quasi-professionals. The governments and people of the regions are the actual owners and primary stakeholders on these institutions and those who selfishly occupy the halls and offices of buildings provided by the tax payers need to produce or the very existence of the ECCAA and other like organizations will be continually questioned.

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  3. ECCAA is a dinosaur. A geriatric boys club intent on maintaining the status quo. I challenge the news media to do an in depth expose of the real impact of the ECCAA.

    I challenge them to look closely at the qualifications of the officers and the Director General in particular. What real impact are they having on the advancement of civil aviation in the region.

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