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RHONDA KRYSTAL RAMBALLY
Calls are being made to rename the Piar-
co International Airport to the Patrick
Augustus Manning International Airport
in honour of this country s late prime min-
ister for his keen interest in civil aviation.
Eleven Caribbean countries, as well as
Tobago, have their airports named after past
Director General of the T&T Civil Aviation
Authority (T&TCAA) Ramesh Lutchmedial
said it was a fitting gesture since Manning
had a passion for aviation.
Also making the call was retired Major
General Ralph Brown, a former chairman
of the T&TCAA, who said civil aviation
affairs transformed under Manning s lead-
Both men said Trinidad was the only
Caricom country that did not have its airport
named after a prime minister.
Lutchmedial, who was made the first
director general of the T&TCAA by Manning
said, "Mr Manning was a friend and we
shared a common passion for aviation."
Lutchmedial recalled in January 2010
when a 7.0 earthquake flattened parts of
Haiti, he was at the time in Port-au-Prince
and escaped death.
"Mr Manning enquired about my safety
and met with me when I returned to
He remembered Manning as a great avi-
ation enthusiast who made a tremendous
contribution to the development of the local
He said it was Manning who commis-
sioned the construction of the T&T Civil
Aviation Complex in Piarco, the replacement
of all navigational aids for Piarco and Tobago
with modern state-of-the-art equipment
and the construction of a modern executive jet ter-
minal at Piarco.
Lutchmedial said it was during Manning s tenure
that this country was able to set up the Trinidad and
Tobago Aviation Safety Oversight System to meet
the highest safety standards prescribed by the Inter-
national Civil Aviation Organisation enabling T&T
to gain the United States FAA Category One status
In that year, Manning was quoted as saying: "No
one can underestimate the importance of a properly
functioning civil aviation system within any country
in providing transportation linkages to key financial
and commercial centres of the world."
Meanwhile, Brown said many people did not know
that Manning provided financial assistance to Caricom
countries for civil aviation.
He said he was in full support of the recommen-
dation to rename the airport after Manning because
of his involvement in the aviation industry.
"I don t know how many people knew it but he
had very keen interest in civil aviation matters. I sup-
port the recommendation that the airport should be
named after him. I know Dr (Eric) Williams did not
want any recognition but when you look at it, all the
different airports in the region are named after former
"I served as chairman of the Civil Aviation Authority
during Mr Manning s term as prime minister and
civil aviation was transformed under his leadership."
He said up to the time it was completed in 2011,
the area control centre stood as a beacon in the west-
ern hemisphere with the most modern and state-
of-the-art equipment. He said close to $500 million
was spent on that project.
Brown also said, Manning authorised significant
financial assistance to Caricom countries in terms
of their civil aviation capacity. He said islands such
as Barbados, St Lucia and Dominica benefited.
"Mr Manning had a direct involvement in civil
aviation," Brown added.
Call to rename airport after Manning
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