Dominican aeronautics and airport authorities seek to strengthen cooperation with FAA in Miami

The authorities of the Dominican aeronautical and airport sector held a meeting this Friday with the International Field Office of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), at its headquarters in Miami, in order to strengthen and consolidate bilateral cooperation ties with the Dominican Republic.

The delegation was headed by Héctor Porcella, acting director general of the Dominican Civil Aviation Institute, IDAC; Víctor Pichardo, executive director of the Airport Department, DA; José Marte Piantini, president of the Civil Aviation Board, JAC and Antonio Yapor, alternate ambassador to the ICAO and member of the Civil Aviation Board.

During the meeting, Héctor Porcella reiterated “the IDAC’s willingness to maintain the highest standards of aviation hand in hand with the FAA as a strategic geographical partner in achieving goals”.

The officials were received by James Jelinski, who is the manager for the Caribbean, Central and South America of the FAA, as well as Javier Rodriguez, aviation consultant. In addition to cooperation, other topics of mutual interest to both nations were discussed.

“Today, as never before, the Dominican Airport System is experiencing an interconnection between all the agencies that comprise it, and what we are trying to do is to seek the improvement of the sector and its strengthening, and in this framework we have held this important meeting with the FAA,” said Victor Pichardo.

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is the government entity responsible for the regulation of all aspects of civil aviation in the United States, working in conjunction with the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), for the control of flights and security in U.S. airspace.

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