SUCCESSFUL MEDEVAC FLIGHT

Another successful emergency aero-medical evacuation from St Helena Airport took place on the weekend to transfer three patients, accompanied by a St Helena staff member, to Cape Town.

The Falcon 20 aircraft, operated by Guardian Air, arrived at St Helena Airport at around 11.25hrs on Sunday 15 January 2017. Everything went as planned and the flight departed for Cape Town at 07.50hrs this morning, Monday 16 January 2017.

The flight takes four hours and the estimated arrival time in Cape Town is 11.50hrs (St Helena time).

SHG
16 January 2017

_____________________

Posted on 16 January 2017
Filed Under Uncategorised | 3 Comments


 

MEDEVAC FLIGHT – SUNDAY 15 JANUARY 2017

An emergency aero-medical evacuation from St Helena Airport will take place on Sunday 15 January 2017 to transfer two patients from St Helena to Cape Town.

This flight is due to arrive at approximately 11.30hrs St Helena time (weather permitting), departing the next day, Monday 16 January 2017, between 6.00 and 6.30hrs.

SHG
13 January 2017

_____________________

Posted on 16 January 2017
Filed Under Uncategorised | 1 Comment


 

St Helena Airport Update – No. 80

St Helena Airport Update – No. 80

_____________________

Posted on 13 January 2017
Filed Under General Information | Leave a Comment


 

UK PAC REPORT ON ST HELENA AIRPORT – PUBLISHED 14 DECEMBER 2016

Yesterday, on publication of a UK PAC Report on St Helena Airport, DFID responded to media requests for comment by saying:

“One of the first things the Secretary of State did this summer was to take concrete actions to get the Airport up and running and to ensure the lessons from this project are learnt. We are already seeing the results.

“An external expert was brought in to review evidence of DFID’s actions while an independent panel has been tasked with finding a solution to challenges presented by wind shear.

“Following this work, St Helena Government has now released a tender for air services for a three year period to provide the best possible air service for the Island.

“18 flights have successfully landed so far – including three vital medevac flights. More flights are due next week. To uphold our duty to the island an extension of the Royal Mail Ship service will provide guaranteed access in the meantime.

“The Secretary of State is clear: we will deliver on what we promised for the Island and we will identify failures to ensure they are held to account, redressed and not repeated.”

In addition, St Helena Government observes the following:

St Helena Government also notes that the NAO report of 9 June 2016 – on which the UK PAC based its inquiry – contained a number of positive comments. SHG and DFID welcomed the NAO report and its focus on the objectives for investment in St Helena Airport, including increasing tourism, and economic and population growth – all designed to move St Helena towards financial self-sufficiency.

The NAO report also pointed out that estimating the likely costs and benefits of a project such as this is an inherently difficult task, particularly with a limited number of precedents for building an airport in such a remote location.

Meanwhile, work continues to mitigate the challenges of wind shear at St Helena Airport. We have always said that getting this right will take some time, and we are making steady progress.

 SHG

15 December 2016

 

 

_____________________

Posted on 16 December 2016
Filed Under Uncategorised | 2 Comments


 

C130J HERCULES AIRCRAFT TO ARRIVE THIS SUNDAY

A Lockheed Martin C130J Hercules technical flight (aircraft pictured), operated by the Royal Air Force (RAF) and commissioned by DFID, is expected to arrive at St Helena Airport on Sunday 18 December 2016 at approximately 4.30pm local time. The aircraft arrives from Ascension Island, and on Monday morning, 19 December, is expected to return to Ascension.

c130j-1_0

The C130J aircraft will conduct an assessment of the operating and landing conditions at St Helena Airport. The crew, consisting of RAF pilots and aircraft technicians, will not be conducting any media activity whilst on St Helena, and will subsequently provide a flight report.

The Terminal building will not be open to the public on this occasion.

SHG
15 December 2016

_____________________

Posted on 16 December 2016
Filed Under Uncategorised | 1 Comment


 
View older posts »