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Topic: Will This Be True?:Venezuela To CAT I By September
Username: Luisde8cd
Posted 2004-08-25 20:58:27 and read 3145 times.

http://www.eluniversal.com/2004/08/25/eco_art_25146C.shtml

I'll write a short summary in english about this article.

According to the president of the Venezuelan National Civil Aviation Institute, in September the IVAO will inspect Venezuela's aviation facilities and he expects that they will certify Venezuelan Air Space as safe for flying, thus giving the FAA no choice but to but Venezuela back in CAT I. This will be possible only because of an about 150 million US $$ investment in aviation facilities. He mention the purchase of 16 new radars and the upgrade done in 20 control towers around the country

Hmmm I think this guy sounds too confident about going back to CAT 1. He says that after the IVAO inspection, we'll almost automatically go back to CAT 1. Well personally I really doubt that, since I know the actual condition of my country's aviation facilities. The last I heard about 3 months ago is that the only ILS system currently operating in Venezuela is in a small executive airport outside Caracas metro area (SVCS). To prove that I can personally say that I've seen different approach paths to CCS main runway (10), since now almost every a/c performs a visual approach, every plane takes a different path.

Well, as an aviation enthusiast I really hope this will be possible and that we can finally return to CAT 1.

Topic: RE: Will This Be True?:Venezuela To CAT I By September
Username: ConcordeBoy
Posted 2004-08-26 00:47:53 and read 2988 times.

When was their categorization status lowered?

Topic: RE: Will This Be True?:Venezuela To CAT I By Septe
Username: Venezuela747
Posted 2004-08-26 01:22:52 and read 2964 times.

Sorry but can anyone expalin all the level sof category for me and where Venezuela is right now?

Topic: RE: Will This Be True?:Venezuela To CAT I By September
Username: Luisde8cd
Posted 2004-08-26 09:01:34 and read 2912 times.

When was their categorization status lowered?
Long time ago sometime during the mid-90s

Sorry but can anyone expalin all the level sof category for me and where Venezuela is right now?

here is a copy-paste from FAA's website

The FAA has established two ratings for the status of countries at the time of the assessment: does comply with ICAO standards, and does not comply with ICAO standards. They are defined as follows:
Category 1, Does Comply with ICAO Standards: A country's civil aviation authority has been assessed by FAA inspectors and has been found to license and oversee air carriers in accordance with ICAO aviation safety standards.


Category 2, Does Not Comply with ICAO Standards: The Federal Aviation Administration assessed this country's civil aviation authority (CAA) and determined that it does not provide safety oversight of its air carrier operators in accordance with the minimum safety oversight standards established by the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO). This rating is applied if one or more of the following deficiencies are identified: (1) the country lacks laws or regulations necessary to support the certification and oversight of air carriers in accordance with minimum international standards; (2) the CAA lacks the technical expertise, resources, and organization to license or oversee air carrier operations; (3) the CAA does not have adequately trained and qualified technical personnel; (4) the CAA does not provide adequate inspector guidance to ensure enforcement of, and compliance with, minimum international standards; and (5) the CAA has insufficient documentation and records of certification and inadequate continuing oversight and surveillance of air carrier operations. This category consists of two groups of countries.


One group are countries that have air carriers with existing operations to the United States at the time of the assessment. While in Category 2 status, carriers from these countries will be permitted to continue operations at current levels under heightened FAA surveillance. Expansion or changes in services to the United States by such carriers are not permitted while in category 2, although new services will be permitted if operated using aircraft wet-leased from a duly authorized and properly supervised U.S. carrier or a foreign air carrier from a category 1 country that is authorized to serve the United States using its own aircraft.


The second group are countries that do not have air carriers with existing operations to the United States at the time of the assessment. Carriers from these countries will not be permitted to commence service to the United States while in Category 2 status, although they may conduct services if operated using aircraft wet-leased from a duly authorized and properly supervised U.S. carrier or a foreign air carrier from a Category 1 country that is authorized to serve the United States with its own aircraft.

No other difference is made between these two groups of countries while in a category 2 status.

Topic: RE: Will This Be True?:Venezuela To CAT I By September
Username: Luisde8cd
Posted 2004-08-26 09:34:07 and read 2901 times.

Right now Venezuela is rated Category 2


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