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DR is regional leader in aviation transport and safety

Alejandro Herrera, director general of the Dominican Civil Aviation Institute (IDAC), says that the Dominican Republic is at the vanguard of air passenger transportation and safety among Latin American countries.

Herrera said the country has come a long way after recovering its classification category 1 from the International Aviation Safety Assessment Program that was established by the US Federal Aviation Administration.  The air safety program monitors a country’s adherence to aviation standards and recommends practices for aircraft operations and maintenance as described by the UN technical agency for aviation, the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO).

“Today, 10 years after when Dominican flag airplanes were banned from flying to US territory, we stand proudly at the apex of civil aviation safety, within Latin America and the Caribbean, “ he told Listin Diario journalists.

Herrera said the advances came with the creation of the IDAC for which the country is constantly praised. He observed the country is ranked 14th among 191 countries in the world by the ICAO. He said the DR went from 86.1% to 90.69% in regards to meeting safety standards recognized by the International Civil Aviation Organization and the US FAA.

Source: DR1, Hoy

May 9, 2017

Category: DR News |

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