Thursday, August 26, 2010
Thursday, August 19, 2010
COPA and Air Panama Negotiate Alliance International Flights to Bocas del Toro and (DAV, Enrique Malek) Chiriqui.
Vuelo internacional a Bocas y Chiriquí
|registro. En el Aeropuerto Internacional de Tocumen se crearía un puesto de registro especial para los pasajeros internacionales que harían el trasbordo para viajar al interior del país. LA PRENSA/Maydée Romero|
The issuance of an airline ticket New York-Panama, Panama-Bocas del Toro can be a reality within the next 12 months if companies Copa Airlines and Air Panama agree to share codes.
A source close to the negotiations said that starting 15 days ago representatives of both companies sat down to talk about the possibility of an alliance and have a maximum of two weeks from today to finalize the partnership.
In reaching an agreement with passengers traveling from Copa’s 45 destinations (AND ALL OF COPA’S PARTNERS KLM, CO, DELTA DESTINATIONS ) would arrive at Tocumen International Airport and board an Air Panama plane to travel to the city of David or Bocas del Toro with a single ticket.
Copa thus enters into the business of domestic flights with the help of Air Panama, the alliance would ensure many passengers.
If the Copa / Air Panama pact is to materialize this air link would begin flights in late 2010 or mid next year.
On the other hand, if the agreement fails, there is the possibility that Copa individually target the local business and rent or buy small aircraft that would carry the logo of the company to operate the route.
Copa confirmed it’s interest for the domestic market when the company sent a letter to the Civil Aviation Authority Civil concerning the items that must be improved at the three airports which would be linked in this connection, Tocumen, Enrique Malek in Chiriqui and the airport of Isla Colon in Bocas del Toro province.
Copa recommended that the terminal Tocumen make separate counter to register people who would make the transfer to Chiriqui or Bocas del Toro. Also, COPA considers it important to have special parking for these passengers and baggage transfer point directly to the smaller jets to prevent travelers passing by again security posts.
With regard to airports in Bocas del Toro and Enrique Malek (DAV)in the province of Chiriqui Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) has recommended building a perimeter fence to prevent access to people and animals to the runway and the installation of X-ray equipment to check the checked baggage. Also been asked to increase the number of customs and immigration and implement a contingency plans, as well as installing a firestation.
Bocas del Toro specificly was requested to appoint a surgeon at the hospital in Isla Colon to meet passengers in the event of a medical emergency.
Posted by Anthony Arauz at 10:47 AM
Friday, August 6, 2010
Another Step towards Direct Flights and Heavy Aircraft Operations: AAC Upgrades First Response Equipment
The Civil Aviation Authority purchased two new fire fighting vehicles designed to provide security and ensure the national carrier, with the aim of giving an immediate response if an incident or These
crash.two new vehicles which are equipped with advanced technology and can be maneuvered from the cockpit of a single firefighter in any situation of fire and emergency at the airport Marcos A. Gelabert. One of these vehicles will be sent to the Rescue and Fire Fighting (SEI) Enrique Malek International Airport in David, Chiriqui, where they perform work on the extension of the runway and landing facilities.
With the sole aim of saving lives, and increase security at the airport, recommended by international organizations with high security standards, the vehicles have the ability to operate in all terrain, well equipped for firefighting and rescue, specializing in airports.
The technical specificaations are as follows: each unit is capable of carrying 300 gallons water, 40 gallons of foam and 500 pounds of dry chemical, they have built-in second engine in the wagon which has the ability to pump the chemical to control the fire.
This investment was made by the AAC through a project implemented by the ICAO (International Civil Aviation Organization) and through the improved management by the Office of International Affairs, with this there is compliance with the requirements and coverage of events.
The training and maintenance for the companies provide Ford on the bodywork and mechanics minor and major, the second pump motor, will head the company FireCorp who also provide training for fire personnel.
Posted by Anthony Arauz at 4:36 AM
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Wednesday, 04 August 2010 4:54
Executives of the Civil Aviation Authority and the construction company Riva Argentina, SA conducted an inspection of the progress of the work of extending the Enrique Malek International Airport in David, Chiriqui.
During the inspection work whose cost is 27 million 438 000 $ 845, we verified the quality of asphalt used to repair the taxiway to be used for landing when the aircraft is in full expansion of the runway.
The Street Production was extended as required by the SO and the quality of work was supervised by engineers from the FAA and the construction company Riva, SA, and is expected to move jobs properly and are culminating in 18 months with the required quality.
The AAC maintain a constant inspection of all airport investment works to ensure that they are of excellent quality and are built in the time established by the tender.
In the coming days will be held the previous meeting and approval for what will be the project Construction Enrique Jiménez International Airport in the province of Colon, whose value is expected to be in the order of $ 60 million. The tender for this project will be for best value.
Posted by Anthony Arauz at 4:29 AM