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Montevideo, September 30th 2020 - 16:10 UTC

Tag: South Atlantic Air-bridge

  • Saturday, June 6th 2020 - 12:41 UTC

    UK/Falklands air bridge sets two new records with the A330-200

    The civilian registered Voyager A330-200, G-VYGM, flew direct from RAF Brize Norton to Mount Pleasant Airfield in a record time of 15 hours and 9 minutes

    A new capability to fly directly from the United Kingdom to the Falkland Islands has been achieved. The modified aircraft, G-VYGM, took its maiden flight on Tuesday 2 June 2020, as part of the scheduled South Atlantic Airbridge and returned directly to the UK on Friday, setting two new world records in the process.

  • Friday, March 6th 2015 - 07:52 UTC

    South Atlantic Air-bridge to the Falklands restricted to certain nationalities

    “The MOD has reviewed its practices regarding access to its operational defense establishments, such as RAF Brize Norton”

    The South Atlantic Air-bridge linking RAF Brize Norton in the UK with the Falkland Islands will no longer fly nationals from a list of countries and although no specific reasons were given, the release underlines that the “Ministry of Defense places the greatest importance on the security of its people, facilities and operations”.