Simpson Bay, St. Maarten – The Princess Juliana International Airport Air Traffic Services (ATS) met with the ATS team of the Clayton J. Lloyd International Airport out of Anguilla.
The Civil Aviation management was also in attendance, to lend its expertise as air space
matters are on a state level. The meeting was held at the PJIAE Air Traffic Service tower on Thursday November 30, 2017.
“The meeting was hosted to foster cooperation between both parties and exchange shared concerns. It is evident that both airports were affected by hurricane Irma, but it is rewarding that we’ve been successful at resurrecting operations, to better service our passengers,” declared Michel Hyman, COO and Acting CEO of Princess Juliana International Airport.
“The PJIAE standpoint is to regain cooperation from all units and to find a better solution to benefit the entire Terminal Control Area (TMA). As our equipment gets upgraded our capacity will also increase. We are working hard with the replacement of damaged equipment and I’m pleased that our COO and Acting CEO has committed to realizing this. The meeting also highlighted the newly designed Anguilla GNSS Instrument Flight Procedures, which is the navigation system that is satellite base,” added Gregory Hassell, Manager of ATS.
It was also determined that the ongoing collaborative efforts will enhance safety and efficiency of air traffic services, thus they are prepared to resume quarterly meetings. The Princess Juliana International Airport ATS and the ATS team of the Clayton J. Lloyd International Airport are slated to meet mid-January 2018 for an extraordinary meeting. The quarterly meeting will include all units within the Juliana TMA, Grand Case, St. Barths, Saba and St. Eustatius.