Titan Airways have recently operated a charter on behalf of the UK Government to the remote island and British overseas territory of St Helena. The flight which was operated on our Airbus A318 via Accra and Ascension Island was the first Airbus to ever land at St Helena airport. On board were medical staff and 2.5 tonnes of essential medical supplies for the island.
St Helena is a Category C airport requiring specific crew training and regulatory approval due to the known wind shear issues which can be encountered on approach to the airfield. Titan Airways also carried out further training while in St Helena. Video footage below captures this and t thanks go to “What The Saints Did Next” for pictures and footage. Here is a link to their blog / posts https://whatthesaintsdidnext.com/about/blog/
Also featured below is footage taken by Captain Will Tangney, showing the flight deck training undertaken on the Airbus A318 while in St Helena.
The only air service currently serving the island is operated by SA Air Link which is currently suspended.
Another first for Titan Airways and we are proud to be supporting our Government and the people of St Helena in these difficult times.