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Montevideo, June 20th 2018 - 05:34 UTC

Falklands commercial aircraft out of service for six months

Thursday, June 14th 2018 - 06:59 UTC
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FIGAS are currently in the process of devising a recovery plan and are working with the aircraft manufacturer on a repair plan.  FIGAS are currently in the process of devising a recovery plan and are working with the aircraft manufacturer on a repair plan.

Following the landing incident on Beaver Island on Monday 11 June 2018, Falkland Islands Government Air Service has reported that the aircraft is currently secured on Beaver Island.

FIGAS are currently in the process of devising a recovery plan and are working with the aircraft manufacturer on a repair plan.

Recovery of the aircraft is a priority but may take some time. It is likely that the aircraft could potentially be out of service for six months which will have an adverse effect on FIGAS operations
A further update will be issued at the appropriate time.

The FIGAS fleet consists of five Islanders, (Britten-Norman BN-2B), one of which is a dedicated Maritime Patrol aircraft. Flying is becoming increasingly more seasonal with ground based tourists and local passengers making up most of the traffic.

Categories: Falkland Islands.

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  • falklandlad

    whooaah, mr portman. if you don't like the falklands, and all you have to offer is criticism, negativity and distain, on mercopress pages (and presumably elsewhere), then you've highlighted your own exit opportunity... there are 3 flights per week departing mount pleasant. think about it. do the falklands a favour please and toddle off!

    Posted 3 days ago +1
  • BrianFI

    portman. FIMCO aint subsidized by FIG, thats why meat prices went up. You aint well informed on anything are you?

    Posted 3 days ago +1
  • portman

    commercial? no more so than other so-called commercial activities such as the meat industry. both owned by government and both heavily subsidised. the third international flight (additional to the current mod airbridge (1) and latam (2)) is said to be intended to be commercial but will it just be in the same context as figas, sass, fimco, workboat services, etc are also said to be commercial?

    Posted 5 days ago -2
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