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DELIVERY FLIGHT CONFIRMED

DELIVERY FLIGHT CONFIRMED

Press Releases   •   Oct 20, 2016 10:55 GMT

LARGE PASSENGER AIRCRAFT TO LAND TOMORROW An Avro RJ100 jet aircraft (pictured), operated by Tronos Jet Maintenance and carrying Atlantic Star Airlines personnel, is scheduled to fly to Wideawake Airport, Ascension Island, and then to St Helena Airport this Friday, 21 October 2016. Both are technical stops, as part of a route for delivery of the aircraft to Chile.

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​SIXTH FLIGHT DEPARTS ST HELENA AIRPORT

Press Releases   •   Jun 23, 2016 08:53 GMT

Taking advantage of weather conditions, the sixth flight into St Helena Airport, a Bombardier Challenger business jet, departed the Island this morning at 09.47hrs, slightly ahead of its scheduled departure time (10.00hrs).

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SIXTH FLIGHT TO ARRIVE AT ST HELENA AIRPORT

Press Releases   •   Jun 23, 2016 08:49 GMT

A Bombardier Challenger business jet aircraft operated by ExecuJet and chartered by Basil Read will arrive at St Helena Airport on Monday 20 June and depart on Tuesday 21 June 2016. This will be the sixth fixed-wing aircraft to land at St Helena Airport.

ST HELENA AIRPORT STATEMENT FROM GOVERNOR LISA PHILLIPS

ST HELENA AIRPORT STATEMENT FROM GOVERNOR LISA PHILLIPS

Press Releases   •   Jun 10, 2016 14:49 GMT

“Press reports in the UK and elsewhere that describe St Helena Airport as being ‘scrapped’, ‘mothballed’ or ‘postponed indefinitely’ are incorrect.

MAINTAINING ACCESS TO ST HELENA & ASCENSION

MAINTAINING ACCESS TO ST HELENA & ASCENSION

Press Releases   •   Jun 03, 2016 09:00 GMT

Following certification of St Helena Airport on Tuesday 10 May 2016, all parties are working to overcome the challenges of wind shear identified by the first few flights into the Airport.

AIRPORT OPENING CEREMONY POSTPONED

AIRPORT OPENING CEREMONY POSTPONED

Press Releases   •   Apr 26, 2016 12:17 GMT

​St Helena Government today confirms that further safety and operational work is required prior to the Official Opening of the Island’s new Airport – and that this event has therefore been postponed. While this means that the Airport will not officially open on 21 May 2016 as originally planned, the safety of aircraft and passengers is of course paramount.

HISTORY MADE AS LARGE PASSENGER JET AIRCRAFT LANDS AT ST HELENA

HISTORY MADE AS LARGE PASSENGER JET AIRCRAFT LANDS AT ST HELENA

Press Releases   •   Apr 19, 2016 14:11 GMT

History was once again made on St Helena today as the first large passenger jet aircraft, a Boeing 737-800 (ZS-ZWG), touched down at St Helena’s new Airport shortly after 12.00 noon. This is the actual Boeing aircraft which will serve the St Helena/Johannesburg route.

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.

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.

Use of Runway Granted For Calibration Flights

Use of Runway Granted For Calibration Flights

Press Releases   •   Sep 04, 2015 11:26 GMT

Justin Rothwell, Senior Aerodrome Inspector from Air Safety Support International (ASSI) was on-Island between 29 August and 5 September 2015. The purpose of his visit was to undertake an assessment to verify the conditions required for intermediary use of the runway for calibration flights.