Aruba and Saudi Arabia signs ICAO agreement


Edwin Kelly, Director of the Department of Civil Aviation in Aruba

The Department of Civil Aviation of Aruba (DCA) and General Authority of Civil Aviation of Saudi Arabia (GACA), has signed an ICAO 83bis agreement.

Aruban registered aircraft are now able to operate under a Saudi AOC’s issued by GACA.

Arabasco is to be the launch operator to place under its ops specs, as the first Aruban registered aircraft (Boeing 737-4Y0 msn 23976 built in 1988 registered P4-NOF).

In accordance with the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), the 83bis Agreement, allows both authorities to share regulatory oversight responsibilities between the State of Registration (Aruba) and the State of Operation (KSA) of the aircraft, thus ensuring the safety of the aircraft and its operations.

The Director of Civil Aviation of Aruba, Edwin Kelly congratulates Arabasco for choosing Aruba and for trust Aruba with their aircraft for over 16 years.