in Defence

C130J Hercules has a successful flight at St Helena Airport

Posted 21 December 2016 · Add Comment

A Lockheed Martin C130J Hercules aircraft, operated by the Royal Air Force and commissioned by DFID, successfully conducted a technical flight at St Helena Airport on Sunday.

The aircraft carried out approaches to both runways, conducted a fly-by at 500 feet and a ‘teardrop’ turn - landing without problem on Runway 20, from the north.

A flight report will be provided to DFID - all part of helping St Helena Airport assess operating and landing factors and build a more comprehensive picture of the conditions under which we will be asking a scheduled air service to operate.

In November 2011, St Helena Government signed a Design, Build and Operate (DBO) contract with Basil Read. The contract included £201.5 million for the design and construction of the airport, an additional amount - of up to - £10 million on shared risk contingency and £35.1 million for ten years of operation.

The project aims to provide air services to St Helena, fulfilling the UK Government’s commitment to maintaining access to the Island, and provide it with a real opportunity for economic growth through tourism.

* required field

Post a comment

Other Stories
Latest News

Aerosud Aviation in partnership with DB Schenker South Africa

Aerosud Aviation has selected DB Schenker South Africa as its new logistics partner.

Africa's first "civil" C295 begins humanitarian operations from Kenya

DAC Aviation International has received the first Airbus C295 to be used on the civil registry in Africa,

Angola orders C295s for maritime surveillance

Angola has ordered three C295 transport aircraft from Airbus Defence and Space, writes Jon Lake.

Inmarsat and Panasonic Avionics in strategic collaboration for Commercial Aviation

Inmarsat and Panasonic Avionics Corporation (Panasonic) have agreed a strategic collaboration, for an initial ten-year period, that enables them to combine their highly complementary market leading services to offer broadband

AAD: Helix – the manned ISR platform

CADG chose AAD to launch its new manned intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (ISR) platform – Helix.

First Airbus C295 delivered to African operator for humanitarian operations

Nairobi, Kenya-based DAC Aviation International has received its first Airbus C295 for humanitarian missions in North-East and Central Africa.

TAA SK1009311218
See us at
AviationAfrica_BT0607280219AAD2018 BTAirCargoAFA_BT220318210219MarrakechAirshow BT2507241018