The US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has offered technical assistance to air traffic management operations in Haiti, after a major earthquake ruptured the Caribbean country.
The US Department of Transportation (USDOT) will provide rescue and relief personnel and supplies to Haiti.
USDOT has also granted the nation with two exemptions from current aviation restrictions.
The first exemption will allow general services administration-approved air charter brokers to serve as indirect air carriers, effectively making them easier to charter.
Under the second exemption, large private aircraft carriers will now be used for rescue operations and delivering supplies, adding to the existing fleet of aircraft operated by commercial airlines.