A brand new radar system has been installed at the country’s main airport Chief Executive Officer of the Dominica Air and Seaport Authority (DASPA), Benoit Bardouille has announced.
He told state-owned DBS Radio that the system has the ability to detect aircraft as high as 60,000 feet.
“We have just installed a brand new radar system at the airport which I must say was provided to us by some friendly organization after Erika and it affords us the ability to be able to see aircraft as high as 60,000 feet,” he said.
He further stated that the new system can “see” up to 250 nautical miles out to sea.
Bardouille noted that in terms of security at the airport, DASPA has employed the services of Winston Laville.
“He provides training to the security on a quarterly basis, we bring security officers in and try to re-establish within them the various international protocols that are required,” he explained.
He noted that customer service is very important at Douglas Charles Airport.
“I think it is important for us more than anything that we need to ensure that persons who come to Dominica, be it they come from the Diaspora, be it Dominicans returning, or be it visitors who are coming to the island, have a pleasant experience when they are coming,” he stated.
He also said that authorities at the airport want to ensure those who leave Dominica, do so with memories.