Published: 2019-01-21 15:27
Last Updated: 2019-01-21 15:46
Chief, Captain Haitham Mesto of the Civil Aviation Regulatory Commission (CARC), affirmed Jordan's objection to the establishment of the Israeli Ramon International Airport at its present location, and its unilateral operation unless Israel complies with international standards and takes measures to fully ensure Jordan’s interests.
Mesto explained that the objection relates to Ramon Airport’s violation of international airspace regulations of other countries once the airport operates flights, stressing Israel’s need to abide by the Chicago Convention on Civil Aviation of 1944, signed by 192 countries including Jordan and Israel, which is a binding agreement for all parties.
He pointed out that the Jordanian government is represented by CARC as the competent authority, who informed the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) of Jordan’s strong objection to this violation and stressed the need of taking all the necessary measures to ensure that Israel complies with the international standards.
CARC also contacted the Civil Aviation Authority of Israel and informed them not to operate the airport unilaterally until all outstanding matters under the international umbrella are resolved.
Mesto stressed that the government maintains all the options to ensure defense and protection of the Kingdom’s interests, and is following up with the International Civil Aviation Organization to ensure a solution in accordance with international laws and standards.