GREAT BAY/WILLEMSTAD—The awarding of an “Aerodrome Certificate” to Princess Juliana International Airport SXM by the Ministry of Transport, Economic Affairs, Tourism and Telecommunication (TEATT) announced recently in Sint Maarten is undoubtedly good news. It follows an audit by the St. Maarten Civil Aviation Authority (SMCAA), assisted by its Dutch counterpart.
This means PJIA is in compliance with guidelines of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) and the National Decree Aviation Supervision. In short; the airport can be considered relatively safe. The matter used to fall under the – no longer existent – Antillean Civil Aviation Department in Willemstad, but since the dismantling of the Netherlands Antilles per 10-10-10 is now a local responsibility with the next inspection scheduled for 2018.
Source: Today SXM St. Maarten aviation on its way to category 1; Curaçao still unsuccessful