Thursday 24 September 2015

Council to give up Airport Lease

The Council is giving up its lease on St Mary’s airport, which could pave the way for the facility to be run by a private company. The land is currently leased from the Duchy of Cornwall.

The Council has also announced that following a recent CAA audit that St Mary’s Airport will be removed from the ‘Special Attention’ notification listing issued in October 2013.

The Civil Aviation Authority's (CAA) listing identified the airport as an aerodrome requiring special attention, meaning that operations were subject to more regulatory oversight. However, subsequent revisions to the management and operating structure, together with the development of a new Safety Management System (SMS), have ensured that the airport is now operating to the standards expected by the CAA.

IOS Council statement here
Scilly Today news item here

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