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Nicaragua Tightens Requirements for Airlines and Passengers

(TODAY NICARAGUA) Flying to Nicaragua in these times of pandemic is not as simple as buying a ticket, boarding the flight and landing in Managua. Airlines are now required to send photocopies of the passports of passengers and flight crews 72 hours in advance for...

Where and when is Costa Rica going to build its new airport?

The government of Costa Rica lacks a roadmap for its plan to build a new international airport at Orotina in the province of Alajuela. After 18 months in office, President Carlos Alvarado assured La Republica that he will hire a study to have a firm...

Civil Aviation repairs one of the three systems whose breakdown complicated landings at San Jose

Civil Aviation authorities said their repaired one of the three devices that were out of operation at the Juan Santamaría International Airport (SJO), known as the San Jose airport, a situation that made landings in bad weather difficult. The Dirección General de Aviación Civil confirmed...

Costa Rica Seeks To Recover Air Safety Rating

In order to regain Costa Rica's air safety status, which was downgraded in May, the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) requested 22 amendments, of which 17 have already been completed. The downgrade resulted from an FAA reevaluation in October 2018 and met with Costa Rica's...

Illegal Drones?

Since 18 months ago, companies that use drones for commercial purposes have to have the authorization of Civil Aviation (DGAC), however, to date only seven have the green light to do so. Another 11 companies are in the middle of the procedures and expect that...

Nature Air In Mass Firings

On Friday, March 9, Nature Air fired 31 people, according to the company in a statement. The mass firing came days following rumors about the airline's critical financial situation. The airline acknowledges that this is the second group of dismissals in the month, affecting some...

Nature Air Aims To Return To Operation In 15 Days, But With Fewer Flights

Nature Air is waiting for approvals from the General Directorate of Civil Aviation (DGAC) to resume operations as soon as possible. The airline was grounded last Friday, January 12, due to the resignation of its director of operations, Jorge Valverde, and the loss of the...

Nature Air GROUNDED!

The Dirección General de Aviación Civil (DGAC) - Civil Aviation- grounded Nature Air, ordering a suspension of all flights and other activities of the airline. The director of Aviacion Civil, Enio Cubillo, confirmed the suspension Friday afternoon, saying the notice was sent on Thursday to...

Costa Rica Aviation Authorities Delve Into Cause Of Sunday’s Crash That Killed 12

Nine of the U.S. citizens who died in the plane crash Sunday in Punta Islita, Guanacaste, were part of a tour organized by the California-based adventure travel company Backroads, a family of four from Scarsdale, New York, as well as family of four from...

Quepos La Managua Airport

Quepos La Managua Airport is an airport within Costa Rica and is nearby to Pascua, Manuel Antonio and Quepos. The airport is located approximately 5 km (3.1 mi) east of Quepos, Costa Rica, serving this city as well as the Manuel Antonio National Park and...

US Military Aircraft Spotted In Overflight of Costa Rica Skies

(QCOSTARICA) At least three United States military helicopters were spotted flying over Costa Rica skies Wednesday morning, surprised many Ticos who shared their photos on social networks. Enio Cubillo, director of Civil Aviation, said that the aircraft entering Costa Rica airspace, over flying the country...

Civil Aviation Proposes Regulations For Commercial Use of Drones in Costa Rica

QCOSTARICA - The Civil Aviation Authority (Dirección General de Aviación Civil) is proposing regulating the use commercial uses of drones, forcing operators to possess technical records, operating manuals and a policy against damage to third parties. The rules which the Civil Aviation Authority intends to...

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