Remote Island's First Airport
An inaugural test flight has already been
made to the airport nearing completion on
the remote island of St. Helena.
Soon the five day boat trip to the island
will be replaced by a comparatively short
air-flight. The airport will also open up the
island as a tourist attraction given it is more
As per the recommendations arising from
the calibration flights performed during
September 2015, the DVOR and Localiser
navigational aids are in the process of being
relocated. The relocation and commissioning
work is planned to be completed by Saturday
28 November 2015. Plans will be confirmed
shortly for a second calibration flight.
The construction of the Terminal Building
is on track to be completed by 24 February 2016. The
current focus is on completing the shop fronts, glazing,
ceilings, flooring and other finishings.
Shaping and all related concrete works in and around
the precinct of the Terminal and Combined building are
also well underway.
Priming of the parking area has been completed and
surfacing of this and the precinct area has now com-
menced. The final surfacing and completion of the kerbs,
lighting and road markings will be completed by the end
of January 2016.
Construction of the base will commence during
December 2015, which will be followed by the final sur-
facing with a Cape Seal.
The Access Road between the Airport and Reggie’s
Take Away at BottomWoods is planned to be completed
by 24 February 2016. The final surface will only be
applied to other sections of road when it is no longer
necessary to make heavy vehicle movements.
This is particularly the case in Rupert’s where the
Wharf and Permanent BFI construction will continue
Progress is being made on the construction of the Wharf,
with a planned completion date of May 2016.
Some 1026 Core-Loc units have so far been placed,
out of 1488, and placement and casting of the crown
wall is complete.
The next phase, due to start shortly, is the placement
of pre-cast coping panels and in-situ concrete slabs,
working from the end of the Wharf backwards to the
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