The former Chief Executive Officer of Solomon Airlines Mr. Joseph Anea questions the Civil Aviation’s silence over SIPA’s strategic reforms which include seaplane transport services.
Mr. Anea say’s under the old Aviation legislation, seaplane transport services are sketchy.
He says, if relevant legislation is still being updated, Solomon Islanders have the right to at least know.
Mr. Anea adds, being silent does not speak well of the Civil aviation Authority especially when Mr. Collin Yow has already started making payment for the sea planes as reported in the local media.
“Legislation is one important thing and I am not sure whether the legislation of Solomon Islands in Civil Aviation air transport sufficiently covers these sea operations. It’s important for the public to know that before the seaplane operation eventuates, the Civil Aviation must be able to be competent in the operational safety and the system’s technical and operational that supports the safety of the operation.”
Mr. Anea however warns, a number of seaplane operators have tried but ‘failed’ in the past.