The South African carrier, Airlink is expected to carry out a ‘proving flight’ to St Helena on Monday, August 21, 2017 using an Embraer E190-100IGW aircraft. This routine procedure is for Airlink to demonstrate to the South African Civil Aviation Authority (SACAA) operational proficiency in terms of ETOPS (Extended Range Twin Engine Operations) requirements.
It forms part of the airline’s preparations for introducing an air service on a new route.
The aircraft will be carrying around 35 passengers – a mixture of Airlink Senior Management and representatives from the SACAA.
Airlink says it will be working with St Helena Airport to assessing all areas of the airport’s operations, including: Air Traffic Control, communications & navigation systems, emergency services, terminal building facilities, and security.
The return flight is expected to depart St Helena on Tuesday August 22, 2017.
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