San Isidro airport may operate as an alternate terminal for emergencies

The general director of the Dominican Civil Aviation Institute (IDAC), Héctor Porcella, affirmed that the refurbishment and modernization of the old runway of the San Isidro military airport of the Dominican Republic Air Force (FARD), will allow its eventual use as an alternate terminal in emergency situations for the benefit of the country’s aeronautical system.

The official revealed that the idea has the full support of the President of the Republic Luis Abinader, after being consulted by the general commander of the FARD, Carlos Febrillet Rodríguez, and by the director of the IDAC himself, during the start of the renovation works of the San Isidro runway.

He indicated that the project includes the installation of a New Control Tower and its corresponding prefabricated Cabin, the civil works of the Air Operations Surveillance Control Center and the installation of a Radio Aids to Air Navigation system.

Porcella defined as an initiative of high strategic interest the new project of modernization and refurbishment of the Air Navigation Aid Systems of the San Isidro Air Base, located in one of the areas of greatest aeronautical activity in the national territory.

He affirmed that this is a transcendent project for its contribution to the modernization of general aviation and the strengthening of operational security, which involves the IDAC and all the institutions that make up the country’s aeronautical industry.

He explained that the IDAC is assuming the responsibility of supporting the development of the new project in the installation phase and in the monitoring of all technical aspects to ensure that they conform to ICAO standards and regulations governing international aviation.

The activities were attended by the Administrative Minister of the Presidency, José Ignacio Paliza, the Minister of Defense, Carlos Luciano Díaz Morfa and the heads of the main military institutions and the National Police.

Source: Arecoa.com

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