The T&T Civil Aviation Authority (TTCAA) is investigating an incident in which Venezolana Airlines flight AW1303 was forced to make an emergency landing at Piarco International Airport on yesterday afternoon.
The Airport’s Authority said shortly after the flight’s departure for Caracas, Venezuela, at 12.54 pm, the captain heard a loud sound and the engine lost power.
The pilot reported engine failure and asked permission from air traffic control to return to Piarco.
Vehicular traffic flow to and from the Piarco International Airport will be interrupted on Wednesday morning between 9 am and 11.30 am to facilitate easy access by emergency response agencies.
Police will be on site to control and direct traffic accordingly.
The Airports Authority says that the purpose of the simulation exercise is to test and evaluate the preparedness of the authority and relevant stakeholders to respond in the event of an incident at the airport.
The Airports Authority (AATT) has announced that the Piarco International Airport has topped the region as the Best Airport in the Caribbean, as declared by the Skytrax 2019 World Airport Awards.
A statement by the AATT said that this is a significant achievement as there is a marked improvement from the 2018 ranking.
The Piarco International Airport has this year bypassed the Norman Manley International Airport in Jamaica, and the Grantley Adams International Airport in Barbados, to cop first place.
Minority Councillor Dr Faith B Yisrael is calling on the government to allow the Tobago House of Assembly (THA) to manage the ANR Robinson International Airport expansion project.
Speaking at this week’s Minority Councillor’s media briefing, at the opposition’s new office ont Main Street, Scarborough, Yisrael she said laws govern who should undertake the project.
The new automated parking system at the Piarco International Airport is down two days after being launched.
Park-In comprises multiple electronic kiosks around the airport to facilitate automated payment transactions for parking at the airport.
The system was launched on Monday, however, on Tuesday night four of the five kiosks located inside and outside of the airport atrium were reported to be down
. The system was implemented to provide safer transactions and avoid long queues to exit the facility.
Packaged marijuana, with an estimated street value of TT$110,000 was found by North Division Task Force (NDTF) officers on mobile patrol in Piarco, last night.
According to police reports, acting on information received, the officers attached to the NDTF Area Central headed to a bushy area on the outskirts of the old Piarco International Airport, where they found two duffle-bags filled with 32 packets containing marijuana.
The drug weighs approximately 11 kilogrammes. PC Elliott, of NDTF Area Central, will be leading enquiries into the matter.
Andrea Berment, 44, of Kelly Village, Caroni, is expected to appear before an Arima Magistrate today charged with possession of cocaine for the purpose of trafficking.
Ms Berment a supervisor employed with Intercept Security Ltd, which provides security services, for one of the airlines operating out of Piarco airport was arrested by officers of the Organised Crime and Intelligence Unit at the airport.