On Monday, 5 November 2018, the regulator for St Helena Airport granted an open-ended aerodrome certificate to St Helena Airport Limited (SHAL).
A series of planned audits and checks were conducted by Air Safety Support International (ASSI) at the end of October 2018, and as a result, an open-ended aerodrome certificate was issued. The audits covered Aerodrome Operations, Rescue and Firefighting, Security, Air Traffic Services, Meteorology & Communication, and Navigation & Surveillance. Upon the conclusion of those audits, ASSI indicated their satisfaction with the levels of safety and security maintained at the Airport.
Separately, SA Airlink recently conducted a planned audit of the security arrangements at the Airport and were satisfied with the results.
Both sets of audits had been planned for a number of months, and whilst the Airport Operator has changed in the intervening period, the results demonstrate the Airport’s continued commitment to maintaining international standards relating to safety and security. Indeed both ASSI and SA Airlink complimented the Airport team on their professionalism.
CEO and Accountable Manager for SHAL, Gwyneth Howell, said:
“The two audits are a clear indication that SHAL’s management team, employees and support services are all committed to supporting, developing and continuously improving upon our safety management system and upholding the highest safety standards.”
Gwyneth, her team, and all involved with the operations at St Helena Airport, are to be warmly congratulated on their recent achievements.