The Dominican aviation authority Instituto Dominicano de Aviación Civil (IDAC) has suspended the Air Operators Certificate (AOC) of Caribair because it has failed to resolve safety concerns over unauthorized charter flights.
IDAC director Jose Tomas Perez told reporters that Caribair has repeatedly violated aviation laws by carrying out charter flights in privately registered planes. The most recent incident was a gear up landing of a Cessna 550 Citation II jet (N815MA) at the Wilmington-New Hanover County International Airport, NC (ILM). The Citation reportedly suffered fuel exhaustion IDAC alleges that Caribair used this plane on on a commercial basis without IDAC authorization. (Listin Diario)