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Some good news at last ?

Published by in News · 24/10/2016 14:41:10

After six months of waiting we may have some good news ...
The windshear problem at the airport has not gone away, but 'Tronos Aviation' have ferried a 4-engined AVRO RJ100 via St Helena to South America.
Atlantic Star Airlines personnel were on the flight, which travelled to Chile via Ascension and St Helena.
The landing on runway 02 was reportedly uneventful, and when the passengers had disembarked, the plane took off and landed from the north on runway 20 - this time windshear was reported not to be a problem.
It's been suggested Atlantic Star Airlines could run weekly ferry flights from Ascension to link up with the RAF flights to the UK - and this potentially could start as early as the New Year.

Please see this longer article - https://whatthesaintsdidnext.com/2016/10/21/atlantic-star-lands-avro-rj100-on-st-helena/




AVRO RJ100 landing at St Helena Airport on Friday 21st October.
This aircraft can carry up to 100 passengers, but Altantic Star may carry about half of that number to allow a safety margin on potential flights from Ascension!




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