Posted on: 17 February 2014 by Mark Howells
Sunrise Airways has come out in support of new, more stringent safety standards recently adopted by the Civil Aviation Authorities in Haiti, Office National de l’Aviation Civile (OFNAC), and the Dominican Republic, Instituto Dominicano de Aviacion Civil (IDAC), which align more closely with ICAO Annex 6 requirements, requiring all aircraft operating between Haiti and the Dominican Republic to be equipped with flight data recorders (FDRs).
“Any regulations adopted in the name of passenger safety are always going to be welcomed by Sunrise Airways,” confirmed Philippe Bayard, president of Sunrise Airways. “We applaud the ICAO alignment decisions of OFNAC and IDAC as they are right in line with our uncompromising commitment to safety and our mission to elevate the aviation sector in Haiti to ‘First World’ standards.”
Sunrise Airways is currently the only Haitian airline operating between Santo Domingo and Port-au-Prince in compliance with the new OFNAC and IDAC regulation.
In July 2013, Sunrise Airways became the first-ever Haitian airline to join the Flight Safety Foundation (FSF). It is also the only Haitian airline with its own dedicated maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) facility located at Cibao International Airport (STI) in Santiago, Dominican Republic.