Richard van Dinter.
- EUSTATIUS–Effective July 1, the Public Entity St. Eustatius has appointed Richard van Dinter in the capacity of interim airport manager.
Van Dinter is to prepare Statia’s F.D. Roosevelt Airport for the future by focusing on optimally utilising its capacity. He will also oversee the completion of the ongoing construction of a new air traffic control tower and passenger building.The public entity wants to make the island self-sufficient by diversifying the local economy, and the airport is a crucial player in this strategy.The island government has taken the first step in realising this vision by building a new airport terminal and air traffic control tower. The scheduled delivery time for the new airport is November 2020.Van Dinter obtained most of his training and certification in the Netherlands and at St. Maarten Civil Aviation Authority, in order to serve as an aviation-safety inspector of aerodromes and air-navigation services.Besides running the day-to-day airport operations, Van Dinter will focus on the selection and training of a candidate to be appointed as airport manager for the long term. In addition, Van Dinter will assist, coordinate and oversee the transition to the new airport terminal and air traffic control tower.
Source: The Daily Herald https://www.thedailyherald.sx/islands/statia-recruits-van-dinter-as-interim-airport-manager