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CALIBRATION FLIGHT TO ARRIVE TODAY

CALIBRATION FLIGHT TO ARRIVE TODAY

Press Releases   •   Jul 20, 2016 15:14 GMT

WED 20 JULY 2016 A Beechcraft King Air aircraft operated by TAB Charters is expected to arrive at St Helena Airport this afternoon at approximately 13.30hrs. On board will be the team from Flight Calibration Services Limited (FCSL) for the purpose of undertaking routine Calibration Flights in connection with the navigation aids at 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.

​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).

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.

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.

Use of Runway Granted

Use of Runway Granted

Press Releases   •   Sep 07, 2015 09:50 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.

Airport Arrivals and Calibration Flights

Airport Arrivals and Calibration Flights

Press Releases   •   Aug 10, 2015 10:02 GMT

​Arriving on the RMS tomorrow (Tuesday 11 August 2015) are Basil Read Certification & Operational Readiness Manager, Simon Walker, and Basil Read Airport Manager, Nigel Spackman.