The United States government has granted RwandAir a license to begin operations onto its territory.
In a communiqué issued by the US department of Transportation on March 28, the US government acknowledged receipt of RwandAir’s application.
However, as per procedure, interested persons had only 21 days to file their objections to RwandAir requests.
“If no objections were filed, all further procedural steps would be deemed waived, and the Department would enter an order (subject to Presidential review under 49 U.S.C. §41307) which would make final the findings and conclusions of the Order,” said the Transport Department.
“No objections were received within the time period provided,” the communiqué, a copy published below reads in part.
Meanwhile, Brian Hedberg, the Director in the Office of International Aviation, who also signed this communiqué said; “We make final our findings and conclusions as stated in the Order and award to “RwandAir” Limited Liability Company the foreign air carrier permit with associated conditions attached to the order.”
The Transport department further says that unless this authorization is disapproved by the President of the United States under 49 U.S.C. §41307, the order shall become effective on the 61st day after its submission for section 41307 review or upon the date of receipt of advice from the President or his designee under Executive Order 12597 and implementing regulations that he or she does not intend to disapprove the Department’s order under that section, whichever occurs earlier.
The communique further notes that if the above are not acted upon, “we dismiss all remaining requests for relief in Docket DOT-OST-2017-0049; and 4.”
“We will serve a copy of this order on “RwandAir” Limited Liability Company; the Embassy of Rwanda in Washington, D.C.; the Department of State; and the Federal Aviation Administration,” the communiqué concluded.
This successful deal will increase RwandAir destinations to 24 globally.