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Not true ... Air traffic controllers not on strike, says Solomon

Published:Wednesday | September 13, 2017 | 9:43 PMJerome Reynolds
Kurt Solomon

President of the Jamaica Air Traffic Controllers’ Association, Kurt Solomon, says there is no truth to claims that air traffic controllers are on industrial action which is contributing to disruptions in the airspace.

Solomon says all hands have been on deck since lightning struck the radar and community systems last Friday.

He underscores that the lightning strike and the massive damage it caused is unprecedented.

Solomon says it was a miracle that no personnel were hurt from the impact.

 

The association president says despite the trying circumstances air traffic controllers are committed to working to help bring normalcy to the airspace.

Meanwhile, Solomon says a probe should be undertaken to assess the susceptibility of the country’s air traffic radar and communication systems to human and weather elements.

He points out that the air traffic control tower houses some of the most sensitive equipment.

 

Kurt Solomon, President