Curaçao aviation cant reject foreign pilots work in Curaçao

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Curaçao aviation cant reject foreign pilots work in Curaçao

Unread post by bimjim » Fri May 20, 2016

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Curaçao aviation cannot reject foreign pilots to work in Curaçao
Fri, May 20th, 2016

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Recently the Curaçao Civil Aviation Authority (CCAA) lost an important lawsuit when the judge ruled that they don’t have the authority to deny a pilot to work temporarily in Curaçao.

A group of four pilots recently requested to work temporarily on the island but their permits were denied. The CCAA’s reason was that they had to go through an exam first, because their certificates are not recognized.

This group filed a lawsuit against the government, specifically against the CCAA and its director Oscar Derby.

The legal representatives of these pilots were able to convince the judge that the CCAA’s actions were contrary to law. The court even questioned the authority of the CCAA’s director. Only the Minister of Traffic and Transportation is authorized to reject or accept a pilot’s permit.

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Re: Curaçao aviation cant reject foreign pilots work in Cura

Unread post by bimjim » Fri May 20, 2016

But, to be fair, it is standard procedure in other regional countries that the CAA/CAD will not recognise a pilot's qualifications until they can present proof that they have received a work permit and have been given permission to remain in the country. In most regional countries that is the law.

So that is not the CAA/CAD in those countries rejecting foreign pilots, that is following a local law which puts Immigration and Citizenship authority before aviation processes.

In Curaçao you cannot get an AOC without first obtaining economic authority. That is not the CCAA denying an AOC, it is a law requiring that you have judicial permission to do business on the island and to own a national airline before being approved for operation.

If I am confusing you with facts, that's just too bad.

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