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Prince to open St Helena Airport

Prince Edward, the Queen’s third son, is to perform the official opening ceremony for St Helena Airport – as long as safety inspectors have given clearance for it to become operational. From St Helena Government: The historic opening of St … Continue reading

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‘The eagle has landed. The world is now linked to St Helena by air. Lucky world’: the story of St Helena’s first flight, as told by the people on the island

Click the pic to read social media reportage as a small plane flew into the history books https://storify.com/mrsimonpipe/flight-into-history-first-ever-plane-landing-on-st

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Welcome to St Helena Airport…

St Helena’s airport will officially be known as… St Helena Airport. So says the 51st Airport Update, reporting the decision by executive councillors. “The name is strongly supported by the aviation industry and has instant recognition for passengers,” it says. … Continue reading

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Planes on the plain: runway due to appear in 2014

St Helena’s first airport is set to take shape on Prosperous Bay Plain in 2014, with the completion of major parts of the project. Tasks set to be completed are: The filling-in of Dry Gut, the deep valley that must … Continue reading

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Creativity takes flight as airport hits half-way mark

  Driving a digger back and forth, filling an entire valley with rubble to carry the runway for St Helena’s airport, may not seem the most artistic of jobs. But you can’t keep the St Helenian creative spirit down, it … Continue reading

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Two years into airport contract, the Gut is filling nicely

Anywhere else in the world, to speak of filling a gut would be considered less than polite. Not on St Helena. It’ll be an international cause for celebration when the eight millionth tonne of rock is tipped into the last … Continue reading

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Airline dream that began with a map on the kitchen floor

Three pilots are setting up an airline to bid for the contract to fly to St Helena when its first airport opens in 2016. St Helena Online went to meet the man who dreamed up the project.  Captain Richard Brown … Continue reading

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Intrepid South Africans playing key role in St Helena airport adventure

The first plane to officially land at St Helena’s new airport – the first airport in the island’s more than 500 years of human habitation – is scheduled to do so in February 2016. Building an Airport by Ship Jimmy … Continue reading

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Firm wins contract to help pilots land in a St Helena mist

A European company is to supply a safe landing system for St Helena’s airport, reports an industry website. Thales will provide the airport’s Instrument Landing System (ILS) to provide pilots with reliable and accurate landing information in reduced visibility conditions, says airport-world.com. … Continue reading

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Paul’s plea for a home reveals eight families at risk

Up to eight families on St Helena are known to be on the brink of losing their homes, it has emerged. But the island’s new airport workers’ camp could provide a way out of a looming crisis. St Helena Goverment says … Continue reading

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