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Airport To Be Built On St. Helena Island  
User currently offlineA342 From Germany, joined Jul 2005, 4680 posts, RR: 3
Posted (8 years 10 months 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 4995 times:

http://www.the-islander.org.ac/artd_1505_03_2005_10.html

Wow ! A new airport in the South Atlantic !
As the article says, runway lenght will be 2250 meters, to accomodate "long haul aircraft like the A320 and B737-800".

 praise 


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User currently offlineTimz From United States of America, joined Sep 1999, 6781 posts, RR: 7
Reply 1, posted (8 years 10 months 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 4867 times:

Is 2250 meters long enough to make it an ETOPS alternate?

User currently offlineN328KF From United States of America, joined May 2004, 6483 posts, RR: 3
Reply 2, posted (8 years 10 months 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 4835 times:

Mr. Bonaparte will be thrilled at his new opportunities for escape.


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User currently offlineA342 From Germany, joined Jul 2005, 4680 posts, RR: 3
Reply 3, posted (8 years 10 months 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 4698 times:

Quoting Timz (Reply 1):
Is 2250 meters long enough to make it an ETOPS alternate?

Only for small aircraft, I think. Just imagine a 777 with an engine failure trying to land on such a short rwy. As 1 engine is out they can´t use reverse thrust (Yes I know reverse thrust is not included in performance calculations).

Quoting N328KF (Reply 2):
Mr. Bonaparte will be thrilled at his new opportunities for escape.

Definitely, so will be the tourists coming to see him in jail.  Smile



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User currently offlineHAJFlyer From Switzerland, joined Sep 2005, 1473 posts, RR: 9
Reply 4, posted (8 years 10 months 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 4679 times:

Quoting A342 (Thread starter):
Wow ! A new airport in the South Atlantic !

Oh, so that is where the EU subsidies that were originally earmarked for Airbus are now going.
 Wink

 stirthepot 


User currently offlineSwissgabe From Switzerland, joined Jan 2000, 5266 posts, RR: 33
Reply 5, posted (8 years 10 months 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 4625 times:

What is the point to have an airport down there? I don't see any scheduled service to this airport in the near future.

I'm just curious, could an A319LR make it from London to St. Helena? Would RAF have any acft they could send down there non-stop?



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User currently offlineMaersk737 From Denmark, joined Feb 2004, 678 posts, RR: 1
Reply 6, posted (8 years 10 months 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 4614 times:

Quoting N328KF (Reply 2):
Mr. Bonaparte will be thrilled at his new opportunities for escape.

Yes he will

Cheers

Peter



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User currently offlineA342 From Germany, joined Jul 2005, 4680 posts, RR: 3
Reply 7, posted (8 years 10 months 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 4597 times:

Quoting A342 (Reply 3):
What is the point to have an airport down there? I don't see any scheduled service to this airport in the near future.

See above, mostly touists. And supplying the island with what they need, also very important (currently done by an old post ship which is soon reaching the end of its service life).

Quoting Swissgabe (Reply 5):
I'm just curious, could an A319LR make it from London to St. Helena? Would RAF have any acft they could send down there non-stop?

My answer is yes, altough there would be payload penalties.
The RAF would serve St. Helena most likely via ASI (which is less than 2000 kms away), just like they serve MPN (Falkland Islands) via ASI.
But I believe a civil carrier would serve the route, perhaps South African ?



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User currently offlineN1120A From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 26361 posts, RR: 76
Reply 8, posted (8 years 10 months 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 4578 times:

Quoting A342 (Reply 3):
Only for small aircraft, I think. Just imagine a 777 with an engine failure trying to land on such a short rwy.

It could quite easily



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User currently offlineRick767 From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2000, 2662 posts, RR: 51
Reply 9, posted (8 years 10 months 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 4565 times:

Quoting A342 (Reply 3):
Only for small aircraft, I think. Just imagine a 777 with an engine failure trying to land on such a short rwy

7,400ft, they would be quaking in their boots I'm sure  Wink

Wouldn't be a problem.



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User currently offlineDarthRandall From United States of America, joined Mar 2005, 302 posts, RR: 3
Reply 10, posted (8 years 10 months 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 4541 times:

Dude, I can't wait until Saint Helena starts showing up as a vacation destination on Expedia's website. I will so be hawking that! Wierd destinations like this are my favorites just because it gets so boring booking Vegas and Cancun trips.


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User currently offlineRAFVC10 From Spain, joined Sep 2005, 1980 posts, RR: 6
Reply 11, posted (8 years 10 months 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 4475 times:
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But....

are there flights of RAF from Brize Norton to St. Helena? Has St. Helena airport or is served by sea from Ascension??



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User currently offlineSamL From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2004, 162 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (8 years 10 months 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 4448 times:

The RAF currently offer flights (I think two or three times a week) to the Falkland via Ascension Island. St Helena can currently only be assessed by boat, the Royal Mail Ship "RMS St Helena" (I think). I don't know when this runway is built if the RAF will offer flight to St Helena itself

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