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OFFICIAL OPENING OF ST HELENA AIRPORT

OFFICIAL OPENING OF ST HELENA AIRPORT

Press Releases   •   Apr 12, 2016 10:35 GMT

The historic opening of St Helena Airport is planned for the morning of Saturday 21 May 2016, starting at around 10.30am – St Helena’s National Day. It will be marked by a public ceremony at the Airport, with Royal guest HRH The Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex, in attendance.

​FIRST JET AIRCRAFT LANDS AT ST HELENA AIRPORT

​FIRST JET AIRCRAFT LANDS AT ST HELENA AIRPORT

Press Releases   •   Apr 11, 2016 14:41 GMT

A Bombardier Challenger 300 business jet landed at St Helena Airport yesterday, Sunday 10 April 2016, at around 11.20am - the first ever jet aircraft to land at St Helena Airport (HLE).

FIRST JET AIRCRAFT TO LAND AT ST HELENA AIRPORT

FIRST JET AIRCRAFT TO LAND AT ST HELENA AIRPORT

Press Releases   •   Apr 06, 2016 10:08 GMT

ASSI VISIT A team of five personnel from Air Safety Support International will arrive at St Helena on Sunday 10 April 2016. IMPLEMENTATION FLIGHT Following the completion of ASSI’s planned activities next week, it is anticipated that Comair will then operate an Implementation Flight to the Island in a Boeing 737-800 aircraft in preparation for the commencement of scheduled air services.

ST HELENA AIRPORT PUBLISHES FIRST SAFETY NEWSLETTER

ST HELENA AIRPORT PUBLISHES FIRST SAFETY NEWSLETTER

Press Releases   •   Apr 01, 2016 10:00 GMT

The Aerodrome management team at St Helena Airport today releases its first Safety Newsletter to highlight the efforts being made to make St Helena’s first ever Airport a safe place for staff and passengers.

​ROYAL GUEST FOR OFFICIAL OPENING OF ST HELENA AIRPORT

​ROYAL GUEST FOR OFFICIAL OPENING OF ST HELENA AIRPORT

Press Releases   •   Mar 24, 2016 14:55 GMT

The historic opening of St Helena Airport is planned for the morning of Saturday 21 May 2016 - St Helena’s National Day. It will be marked by a public ceremony at the Airport site, with Royal guest HRH The Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex, in attendance.

NEW AIRCRAFT TO SERVE ST HELENA AIRPORT

NEW AIRCRAFT TO SERVE ST HELENA AIRPORT

Press Releases   •   Mar 07, 2016 11:40 GMT

ComAir Delivery Events, Ribbon Cutting, Signing & Flyaway

AVIATION (GENERAL AMENDMENTS) BILL 2016

AVIATION (GENERAL AMENDMENTS) BILL 2016

Press Releases   •   Feb 23, 2016 11:26 GMT

Executive Council met on Tuesday 16 February 2016 and approved the Aviation (General Amendments) Bill 2016 for publication and public consultation.

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My News Desk Launched

Press Releases   •   Jan 14, 2016 14:06 GMT

The media can access the site at: http://www.sainthelena.gov.sh/airportnewsroom/ Clicking the ‘follow’button on the site will add your e-mail address to our database -and you will then automatically receive any news material on the airport that we add to the site.

Second Calibration Flight Arrives

Second Calibration Flight Arrives

Press Releases   •   Dec 17, 2015 13:57 GMT

​Despite very low cloud cover, the second Calibration Flight landed safely at St Helena Airport yesterday, Sunday 13 December 2015, at approximately 14.27hrs local time.

Second Calibration Flight to Arrive Shortly

Second Calibration Flight to Arrive Shortly

Press Releases   •   Dec 17, 2015 13:51 GMT

A second round of Calibration flights for St Helena Airport is planned for next week, with the Beechcraft King Air 200 aircraft due to arrive on Saturday 12 December 2015 and depart around Sunday 20 December.

Airport Board Grants Additional Time To Achieve OPerational Readiness

Airport Board Grants Additional Time To Achieve OPerational Readiness

Press Releases   •   Nov 06, 2015 11:57 GMT

​The St Helena Airport Programme Board – comprising SHG, DFID, FCO and Basil Read – yesterday (5th November 2015) recommended that it would be necessary and prudent to grant a short period of additional time in order to fine tune the operational readiness of St Helena Airport.

St Helena Airport Project Celebrates 4th Anniversary

St Helena Airport Project Celebrates 4th Anniversary

Press Releases   •   Nov 03, 2015 10:53 GMT

Today, Tuesday 3 November 2015, marks exactly four years since the signing of the Design, Build and Operate contract between St Helena Government and Basil Read to build an Airport on St Helena.

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Successful Major Incident Exercise Staged

Press Releases   •   Oct 23, 2015 11:41 GMT

​A Major Incident Exercise took place on Friday 23 October 2015 to test the emergency services’ response to a simulated Airport emergency. The scenario was a challenging one and was the first time the Airport emergency services were deployed with the local teams.

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Airport Certification Audits to Begin

Press Releases   •   Oct 19, 2015 08:56 GMT

The formal audits for certification of St Helena Airport will begin on 31 October 2015. This is a critical stage, when the Airport, associated infrastructure and personnel need to demonstrate compliance with the standards for airport safety and security mandated in the Overseas Territories Aviation Requirements (OTARs).

First Ever Rotary-Wing Aircraft Lands at St Helena Airport

First Ever Rotary-Wing Aircraft Lands at St Helena Airport

Press Releases   •   Oct 15, 2015 09:01 GMT

Another milestone was reached yesterday, Wednesday 14 October 2015, at St Helena Airport – as the Wildcat helicopter from HMS Lancaster touched down and became the first ever rotary-wing aircraft to land at the Island’s Airport.

Actions Following Calibration Flight Report

Actions Following Calibration Flight Report

Press Releases   •   Oct 09, 2015 09:15 GMT

The team from Flight Calibration Services Limited (FCSL) and TAB Charters – who made the first ever landing at St Helena Airport and carried out a series of calibration flights between 15 and 23 September 2015 – has now submitted their preliminary findings and Basil Read is in the process of undertaking corrective actions.

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Forthcoming Comair Air Services

Press Releases   •   Oct 06, 2015 09:22 GMT

Comair’s air services between St Helena Airport and OR Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg are scheduled to commence in late February 2016. Naturally, this date is dependent on final certification and operational readiness of St Helena Airport.

Calibration Flights Completed

Calibration Flights Completed

Press Releases   •   Sep 24, 2015 09:30 GMT

The calibration flights at St Helena Airport – led by Flight Calibration Services Limited (FCSL) working with TAB Charters – were completed yesterday Wednesday 23 September 2015, and the Beechcraft King Air 200 aircraft will depart St Helena for Namibia between 5am and 6am tomorrow Friday, ten days after its arrival.

History made as first ever plane lands at St Helena

History made as first ever plane lands at St Helena

Press Releases   •   Sep 15, 2015 15:10 GMT

History was made on St Helena at 13.50hrs GMT today, Tuesday 15 September 2015, as a Beechcraft King Air 200 aircraft arrived from Angola and touched down at St Helena’s new Airport, prior to conducting a series of calibration flights.

Calibration Flight Takes Off From Angola

Calibration Flight Takes Off From Angola

Press Releases   •   Sep 15, 2015 09:37 GMT

The Beechcraft King Air 200 aircraft which will carry out calibration test flights at St Helena is now on her way from Namibe, Angola, and is due to arrive at St Helena Airport at around 1.30 to 2pm local time. The aircraft departed Angola at approximately 9.15am GMT this morning.