Appeal court clears chopper for take-off

| 26/03/2014

(CNS Business): The Court of Appeal has ruled in favour of a Civil Aviation Authority decision to grant Cayman Helicopters a licence to use a George Town helipad, resolving a two and a half year dispute. The higher court found the authority did not act unreasonably when it granted the licence and there was nothing before the CAA to suggest the helicopter operator had not complied with requirements. In November 2011 the CAA licensed the operator's new pad as an alternative to the airport to attract and facilitate more excursions for cruise passengers. Soon after the decision however, Axis International, the owner of a nearby building, filed for a judicial review and in June 2013 the chief justice stayed the licence as a result of safety issues.. Read more on CNS Business

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