Three pilots and eight passengers will arrive on a bombardier challenger 300 business jet at The new St Helena Airport (HLE) this coming Sunday the 10th April 2016. The eight passenger’s arriving forms part of the airport
project, A team of five personal will also arrive from Air Safety Support International. Justin Rothwell from ASSI who is a senior aerodrome inspector will lead the team who will carry out a site audit of the new airport as part of the certification process. The bombardier 300 will conduct several take off and landings at the airport as part of the testing phase to test air traffic control and other related systems.
The arrival time is set for 11.30am on Sunday but this time will depend on the weather and departure time from Lanseria Airport in Johannesburg. It is anticipated that all work will be completed and the flight will leave St Helena on Friday morning 15th April. Air Safety Support International will issue a formal response about the certification of the St Helena Airport on completion of this visit. To have a look inside of the new St Helena airport please click here to see Darren Henrys in depth tour of the Amazing Airport terminal and facilities.