Guernsey civil aviation director to be appointed

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Guernsey will appoint a director of civil aviation to regulate and enforce security, the States has decided.

It follows warnings Guernsey and Alderney airports could lose their UK domestic airport status if security is not kept equivalent to the EU and UK.

The new post might be made a joint Channel Islands role, although that is subject to the Jersey States' approval.

The salary of a joint or solely Guernsey post has been estimated to be £25,000-£35,000.

Commerce and Employment Minister Carla McNulty Bauer warned a lack of regulation could cause difficulties in the future.

She said: "Loss of [UK domestic airport] status would prove to be costly to air carriers and passengers alike, both in financial terms and in terms of inconvenience when travelling to UK airports."

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