SAINT MARTINA new engine for the idled Air Caraibes Airbus A330-300 arrived at the Princess Juliana International Airport at 11:00 am on Thursday, January 20.

The engine was transported with an Ilyushin IL-76 aircraft. After installation of the new engine, the airport mechanics performed several engine run-ups to ensure the engine functions properly, said PJIA spokesperson Audrey St. Luce-Jack.

Following tests took place on the runway during airport closing hours on Friday, January 21.

The Air Caraibes flight with destination Orly, Paris was forced to return to PJIA when its left engine caught fire shortly after takeoff in the early evening of December, 29.