Regional air carrier LIAT could soon begin night operation at the Mellville Hall airport in April.
Civil Aviation Minister Rayburn Blackmoore said the Eastern Caribbean Civil Aviation Authority (ECCAA) has approved the Instrument Procedure Chart which could pave the way for the commencement of scheduled night flight by LIAT.
Management of LIAT has written to Minister Blackmoore giving assurance that once all is in place the schedule night landing will begin in April.
“We got the certification for phase one and we have spoken to the pilots and airmen to both in Dominica and Guadeloupe,” Blackmoore said. “Three weeks ago the Eastern Caribbean Civil Aviation Authority approved the chart and on March 10, 2011 it will be published in Trinidad because that country controls the Caribbean airspace.”
According to Blackmoore there is a twenty eight day incubation period leading to official night landing.