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.
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.
15 December 2016
An Embraer ERJ-190-100 jet aircraft (picture inset) – operated by Embraer Commercial Aviation, carrying three crew and flying from Recife, Brazil – is scheduled to arrive at St Helena Airport on Tuesday 29 November 2016, at approximately 3.55pm local time. As normal, this arrival time is subject to possible change due to weather and other factors.
The purpose of the flight is a non-commercial trial flight.
The Embraer aircraft will depart on Thursday 1 December at around 9am – bound for Recife – having completed some landings, take-offs and circuits at St Helena Airport.
The Embraer flight will provide the Airport with additional real time data and a pilot’s report – all part of building a more comprehensive picture of the conditions at St Helena Airport under which we will be asking a scheduled air service to operate.
This Embraer aircraft is one of a number of potential solutions to operating regular flights to St Helena.
Final confirmation of the flight and timings will be provided on Monday – listen out on local radio.
Note to Public
The public is reminded that, because of the siting of sensitive Light Detection & Ranging equipment (LIDAR), Mole Spider Hill is currently out of bounds until further notice.
Also, due to the small crew on board this flight, the Terminal Building will not be open on this occasion.
However, normal arrangements for public viewing will apply, with Horse Point, Millennium Forest, Bradley’s and Woody Ridge areas all accessible.
Please drive and park responsibly.
25 November 2016
Another milestone for St Helena Airport was achieved today, Wednesday 26 October 2016, with Air Safety Support International (ASSI) issuing a second Aerodrome Certificate to St Helena Airport – having been satisfied that the Airport infrastructure, aviation security measures and air traffic control service complies with international aviation safety and security standards.
These re-issued approvals supersede the previous versions and will remain in force until 9 May 2017. St Helena Airport will receive the official, detailed audit report from ASSI at the beginning of November.
Certification is an ongoing process, with this Aerodrome Certificate replacing the first version which was valid until 9 November 2016.
Congratulations are extended to the entire Airport team.
26 October 2016