Aruba controlling their own airspace? Not feasible … more like not a good idea. These people cant handle an investigation of a tourist that disappeared on their island … now they want to handle their air space and the safety of airplanes and passengers. That will be good for tourism.
Minister Briesen furthermore said that the radar is not working because when the Department of Civil Aviation requested funds to upgrade their personnel in order to operate the radar, the funds were not available. Even if the radar is made operational, the department does not have any qualified personnel to operate it.
Lack of qualified personnel … sounds like a reoccurring situation on Aruba, doesn’t it?
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