Constant Aviation has been awarded the Aruba certificate of acceptance. The certification authorizes Constant’s Cleveland facility to perform and sign off maintenance for any Aruban-registered aircraft. A large maintenance inspection including an avionics upgrade for an Aruban operator led the company to obtain the certificate of acceptance.
Kingdom of the Netherlands
The Netherlands has signed an agreement with the U.S. FAA to promote air safety in the airspace around the Dutch-governed Caribbean islands of Aruba, Curacao and Sint Maarten (southern half of Saint Maarten), as well as portions of Bonaire, Saba and St. Eustatius. The U.S. is responsible for providing air traffic flow services in the adjacent San Juan flight information region. This agreement will include coordination of traffic flows between airspace controlled by the U.S. and Dutch authorities.
On November 6, Arrindell Aviation invited guests from the St. Maarten community and FBO clients to a gala fundraiser and the culmination of the Princess Juliana International Airport FBO’s 20th anniversary celebration. The fundraiser also launched Arrindell Aviation founder and president Frank Arrindell’s Aspire organization (Arrindell supporting, promoting, inspiring and rewarding youth in education). Aspire supports the St.
Starting early next year, private aircraft traveling to the U.S. from or via Latin America will be allowed to pre-clear all U.S. Customs and Immigration at Aruba’s general aviation terminal, operated by Universal Weather & Aviation subsidiary Universal Aviation Aruba. The U.S. and Aruba reached the agreement in May this year, making Aruba the first country in the world to sign such a pre-clearance agreement with the U.S.
Universal Aviation Aruba will be able to pre-clear visitors for all U.S. customs and immigration at Aruba’s general aviation terminal starting early next year, according to Universal Weather & Aviation. The pre-clearance capability stems from an agreement signed by the U.S. and Aruba in May, which made Aruba the first country in the world to be able to offer pre-clearance.
Operating in Aruba became easier last month after the opening of a 16,000-sq-ft general aviation terminal at Queen Beatrix Airport in the capital city of Oranjestad. The terminal is being operated by Universal Aviation Aruba, a subsidiary of Universal Weather & Aviation.