Airport

Emergency landing at Piarco Airport

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.

Emergency drill to cause traffic disruptions at airport Wednesday

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.

Piarco rated top Caribbean 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 Coun­cil: Let THA manage airport expansion

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.

Airport payment kiosks down days after launch

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.

Police seize 2 duffel bags filled with marijuana near old Piarco Airport

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. 

Private airport security supervisor arrested for possession of cocaine

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.

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