Saudi and Aruba sign agreement for commercial operations
The Department of Civil Aviation of Aruba (DCA) and General Authority of Civil Aviation of Saudi Arabia (GACA), has executed an ICAO 83bis Agreement which allows Aruban registered aircraft to operate commercially under a Saudi AOC's issued by GACA.
Arabasco is to be the launch operator to place under its Ops Specs, as the first Aruban registered aircraft with the registration mark P4-NOF. It has been with Aruba for 16 years.
In accordance with the ICAO, the 83bis Agreement, allows both authorities to share regulatory oversight responsibilities between the State of Registration (Aruba) and the State of Operation (KSA) of the aircraft, thus ensuring the safety of the aircraft and its operations.
The Director of Civil Aviation of Aruba,. Edwin Kelly said the agreement marks the level of committed partnership and cooperation for maintaining the highest standards in air safety and regulatory compliance with ICAO by both States and its Civil Aviation Authorities, and it is an indication of the safety oversight, reputation and commitment to assist the aviation industry at large. “We look forward to many more fruitful operations in conjunction with GACA,” he said.