AIRLINK TO CARRY OUT TRIAL FLIGHT TO ST HELENA

Airlink are expected to carry out a ‘proving flight’ to St Helena on Monday, 21 August 2017, using an Embraer E190-100IGW aircraft. This proving flight is for Airlink to demonstrate to the South African Civil Aviation Authority (SACAA) operational proficiency in terms of ETOPS (Extended Range Twin Engine Operations) requirements.

This is a routine exercise for new air services, and part of the preparations for introducing an air service on a new route.

The aircraft will be carrying around 35 passengers – a mixture of Airlink Senior Management and representatives from the SACAA.

Working with the team at St Helena Airport, Airlink will be assessing all areas of the Airport operations these include: Air Traffic Control, communications & navigation systems, emergency services, terminal building facilities, and security.

The flight is expected to depart St Helena on Tuesday, 22 August 2017.

Further details will be provided over the coming weeks.

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9 August 2017

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Posted on 9 August 2017
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2 Responses to “AIRLINK TO CARRY OUT TRIAL FLIGHT TO ST HELENA”

  1. LORENZON RENATO on August 10th, 2017 6:11 am

    Good morning,
    in January 2018 I will programme a trip to St. Elena. My desire will be arrive by plane.
    Will it be possible at that time?
    Best regards.
    Lorenzon Renato
    Address:
    via del Bosc 1/1
    33082 Azzano Decimo (Pn)
    Italy

  2. Charles Morgan on August 10th, 2017 10:22 am

    I hope that other airlines espiecially those based in Latin America also have regular flights to Saint Helena too. The aircraft being used is made b y a Brazilian company so perhaps Saint Helena can be connected to Rio de Janeiro.

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