St Helena - Airport

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Sollte eigentlich 'new airport' heissen. Hier eine PR zum Bau eines neuen Flughafens fuer die Insel im Sued-Atlantik.

'ST Helena will finally have its airport announced Governor Mark Capes yesterday.

In a statement he notes "We are pleased to announce that the Secretary of State's conditions have now been met, and that we have today entered into a contract with Basil Read (Pty) Ltd in the amount of £201.5 million for the design and construction of the airport, an additional up to £10 million in shared risk contingency, and £35.1 million for ten years of operation. This represents a saving of more than 20% in real terms from the 2008 price, taking into account inflation and the value of the pound."

The statement continues: on July 22, 2010, the Secretary of State for International Development, Andrew Mitchell, confirmed DFID's willingness to finance an airport for St Helena on condition that:
• an acceptable contract price is achieved;
• the risk of cost and time overruns after the award of the contract is addressed;
• the airport design using Engineered Material Arresting System (EMAS) is approved by Air Safety Support International: and the St Helena Government undertake to implement the reforms needed to open the island's economy to inward investment and increased tourism.

Since that announcement our Government has been working hard on the necessary reforms, not just to meet the Secretary of State's condition, but to put in place a legal and policy framework that would allow us to make the most of the opportunities that any future airport would bring. These reforms are vital. Without them we would not be able to justify the investment in an airport. The September 2011 review of progress concluded that the reform process is substantially on track and that there are robust plans in place for ensuring that the work will continue. The report will be issued today.

This is momentous news for St Helena. The airport will be the largest single investment ever made in our island. It is an expression of confidence by the UK Government in St. Helena's future. It will give us the best chance we will ever have of reversing the economic decline of the last 50 years. Saints currently overseas will be encouraged to come back home and contribute to a growing economy. Getting on and off the island will be easier, quicker, and more convenient for everybody.

In the short term it will create new jobs, not only on the airport construction itself but also in supporting industries. The airport will also encourage development of the tourism infrastructure that we will need to accommodate new visitors to our island. New jobs will allow Saints to return to St Helena and to their families.

The airport will inevitably bring changes, and we will need to work together to make sure that these are changes for the better. Working closely with the UK Government, SHG is committed to ensuring that St Helena gains maximum benefit from this investment.

The DFID Project Manager for the airport will visit St Helena in January and we will use this as an opportunity to talk with you in your local communities about the airport and the future.

Tourism - Airport for St Helena

Karte mit Lage des neuen Airports...
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Saint_Helena_Airport_location.svg


Und bis es soweit ist...

The RMS St Helena - a voyage with a difference
 
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Der Auftrag fuer Bau und Ausfuehrung des Airports wurde an die suedafrikanische Firma Basil Read vergeben.


Construction company Basil Read has been awarded the contract to design, build, operate and transfer an airport on the Island of St Helena by the Government of St Helena. The project is being funded by the Department for International Development (DFID), a department of the British government.

The design phase of the R2.7-billion project is scheduled to commence immediately, and construction is estimated to take place over a 48-month period. The scope of work entails a 1 850 m quality concrete runway with taxiway and apron to cater for aircraft up to the size of an Airbus A320 and Boeing 737-800, approximately 8 million m³ rockfill embankment through which a 750m long reinforced concrete culvert will run, an airport terminal building of 3 500m²and support infrastructure, air traffic control and safety, bulk fuel installation for 6 million litres of diesel and aviation fuel, a 14 km airport access road, , and all related logistics.

After construction, the operations phase of the airport contract will continue in partnership with Lanseria Airport for a further period of ten years at an estimated contract value of R450-million.

Located approximately 1 900 km from Africa, with Ascension Island as its nearest neighbour over 1 000 km away, the island of St Helena, measuring 16km by 8 km, is one of the world’s most remote locations. Home to a population of just over 4 000, the island’s only lifeline to the outside world has been the RMS St Helena, the only regular ship to call at St Helena. As a community that has no internal resources or industry to support its economy, the British government has been providing extensive financial support to the island, the majority of which is spent on maintaining and operating the RMS St Helena. It is hoped that the new airport will address some of the socio-economic difficulties on the island, and boost the prosperity of islanders through tourism and help stop the exodus of its already small population seeking work in Britain.

The Basil Read group’s order book following this award is valued at R12.5-billion.

Basil Read awarded contract to construct airport on St Helena Island - Basil Read
 

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Im Februar 2016 soll der Flughafen auf St. Helena betriebsbereit sein. Fingers crossed (y)

Britische Neugruendung, die sich den Flugverkehr nach St. Helena ins Programm geschrieben hat.

"Thank you for visiting the Atlantic Star Airlines website.

Atlantic Star Airlines are working towards becoming a responsive, committed airline to benefit the beautiful island of St Helena and all who live and work there.."

atlantic star airlines.com

Mal schaun, ob's was wird!
 

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Erster Flieger gelandet (y)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9vmRS9txdag

The landing of a Beechcraft King Air 200 aircraft on the Island of St Helen has signaled the end of an era.

St Helena Island Tourism has confirmed that the historic flight landed at 13:50 GMT at St Helena’s new Airport on Tuesday 15 September.

The plane from South African TAB Charters took off on Monday, making its way to Ondangwa, Namibia, then onwards to Namibé on the Angolan coast - performing a series of calibration flights before making the epic first landing at Prosperous Bay airport.

PICS: End of an era as first plane touches down on St Helena | Traveller24

Erster Paxflug voraussichtlich Februar 2016!

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http://www.sainthelenaaccess.com/news/
 
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Mich und Senatorin HC auch auf die Liste setzen, bitte

Ich wußte, daß ich auf Euch zählen kann. :D (y)





@ Pacificflyer,

danke übrigens mal ganz ernsthaft für diesen Thread und daß Du immer wieder Neuigkeiten postest.


Ich habe St. Helena schon sehr lange auf dem Zettel, weil es beruflich interessant ist- aber bisher war die Anreise einfach zu mühsam.

Ich mag Boote, aber nicht sooo lange auf derart offener See- da wird mir dann doch manchmal etwas anders. :rolleyes: ;)


Entsprechend habe ich auch lange gewartet, ob sich da eine andere Anreise bietet- und hey, das Ding wird vor BERLIN fertig... (y) :rolleyes:
 
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Ich wußte, daß ich auf Euch zählen kann. :D (y)





@ Pacificflyer,

danke übrigens mal ganz ernsthaft für diesen Thread und daß Du immer wieder Neuigkeiten postest.


Ich habe St. Helena schon sehr lange auf dem Zettel, weil es beruflich interessant ist- aber bisher war die Anreise einfach zu mühsam.

Ich mag Boote, aber nicht sooo lange auf derart offener See- da wird mir dann doch manchmal etwas anders. :rolleyes: ;)


Entsprechend habe ich auch lange gewartet, ob sich da eine andere Anreise bietet- und hey, das Ding wird vor BERLIN fertig... (y) :rolleyes:

Beruflich? Please explain :D
 

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"Probeflug" ist missverständlich. Die Kingair ist dorthin geflogen, um Kalibrierungsflüge für die Messeinrichtungen des Flughafens vorzunehmen.

Die Flüge mit Comair erfolgen nach derzeitigem Stand mit der Frequenz 1/7.
 
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Der Kalibrierungsflug ging in HLA los (nicht JNB) und ist auch nicht direkt geflogen, sondern hat einige Zwischenstopps eingelegt (Namibia und Angola).