US Offers Air Traffic Management Assistance to Haiti

19 January 2010 (Last Updated January 19th, 2010 18:30)

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 Hait

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.