Ports Minister Rayburn Blackmoore said Government has close to meeting the phase one requirement for night landing at the Melville Hall Airport.
Leeward Island Air Transport (LIAT) has not yet indicated when it will commence scheduled night flights in Dominica since its inaugural call in September 2010.
Blackmoore told a press conference on Monday that government has done everything within its powers to address concerns by any airlines as far as phase one is concerned.
“Incidentally, phase one comes to an end in February of this year and the procedure chart as far as the instrument approach is concern, was always suppose to have taken place in phase two. That notwithstanding, LIAT has indicated that once certain concerns were met, they would be willing to use it upon the approval by the ECCA. The outstanding issue is that our precision approach path indicator lights, which had to be re-calibrated to LIAT’s satisfaction,” he said.
Blackmoore said that was done and LIAT indicated that the lights are now perfect.