St Helena Government


Press release   •   Apr 01, 2016 10:00 GMT

The information in the newsletter is designed to create awareness of the importance of Airport safety issues and to create a culture of trust and responsibility.

Aerodrome Manager, Nigel Spackman, said: “Safety is everyone’s responsibility. Regardless of how big or small a person’s role is, when it comes to safety, nothing is too small or insignificant to disregard”.

In the newsletter, topics include:

  • Accident Statistics
  • Airside Safety Rules
  • General Safety Procedures
  • The Airport Fire Service
  • Security Rules for passengers, and
  • Incident Reporting
  • In November 2011, St Helena Government signed a Design, Build and Operate (DBO) contract with Basil Read (Pty) Ltd. 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.

    Both the St Helena Government and the UK Government hope that this will lead to eventual financial self-sustainability for St Helena.