Tag: #Airport

Doppler Weather Radar Service Update

Doppler Weather Radar Service Update

The Department of Civil Aviation, today [May 28] issued an update on the Doppler weather radar which has been out of service since February of this year and is not anticipated to be returned to service until mid-August. A spokesperson said, “The Doppler weather radar, which provides a moving graphic of rain and storms, is a specialised and complex... Read more of this article

Air Antilles Express Plane Stops In Bermuda

Air Antilles Express Plane Stops In Bermuda

An Air Antilles Express plane was seen in Bermuda yesterday afternoon [May 26] departing the island just before 2.00pm. Air Antilles Express is a regional airline which generally services the French Antilles, and the plane is understood to have been making a fuel stop on the island, having travelled from Guadeloupe heading to Quebec, Canada for routine... Read more of this article

Behind The Statements: Airport Development

Behind The Statements: Airport Development

[Opinion column written by Larry Burchall] The Airport Itself L F Wade International Airport is a small airport. Based on Airport Departure Tax revenues, about 393,944 people passed through in 2012/13, and 383,143 in 2013/14. Could be around 380,000 in 2014/15. These airport user numbers are much lower than the annual 550,000+ of the 1980’s. The... Read more of this article

Video: Opposition Leader On Meeting With FCO

Video: Opposition Leader On Meeting With FCO

The PLP delegation returned from the UK this evening [May 21] after meeting with the Foreign & Commonwealth Office [FCO], and the Commonwealth Parliament Association [CPA] regarding the airport redevelopment plan and other matters. The PLP previously said that both meetings were held on Wednesday [May 20] and the “official agenda for these... Read more of this article

PC Response: Minister/CCC/Aecon Conference

PC Response: Minister/CCC/Aecon Conference

Following yesterday’s press briefing with Finance Minister Bob Richards and senior executives from the Canadian Commercial Corporation [CCC] and Aecon, the People’s Campaign said the “timing of this press conference and the sudden presence of the parties is more than coincidental considering that in the past when CCC and Aecon perceived... Read more of this article

Videos: Minister, CCC & Aecon On Airport Plans

Videos: Minister, CCC & Aecon On Airport Plans

[Updated with videos] Finance Minister Bob Richards — along with senior executives from the Canadian Commercial Corporation [CCC] and Aecon — held a press briefing today [May 20] in relation to the contract to build a new airport terminal building. CCC CEO Martin Zablocki said, “Aecon brought this project to CCC’s attention after... Read more of this article

Minister: Airport Plan Appraisal Now Completed

Minister: Airport Plan Appraisal Now Completed

Today [May 20], Deputy Premier and Minister of Finance Bob Richards announced the “completion of an independent appraisal of the method of procurement for the redevelopment of the L.F. Wade International Airport using the Canadian Commercial Corporation [CCC].” Minister Richards said, “In order to improve the value of this unique proposal,... Read more of this article

Customs Long Room At Airport To Close In June

Customs Long Room At Airport To Close In June

The Collector of Customs said they wish to “inform the importing public that the Customs Department will no longer be operating a Long Room at the L. F. Wade International Airport [LFWIA] from Monday, 1st June, 2015.” “As of Monday, 1st June, 2015, the Customs Department will be operating one Long Room only from our main offices, at... Read more of this article

Burt: ‘Disregarding Rules Of Good Governance’

Burt: ‘Disregarding Rules Of Good Governance’

“The unanimous rejection by the OBA of the PLP motion that would have subjected the 35 year airport privatisation to a competitive tender process demonstrates that the OBA are a government intent on disregarding the basic and fundamental rules of good governance,” Shadow Minister of Finance David Burt said this evening. This follows after... Read more of this article

People’s Campaign: Airport/Aecon/CCC Emails

People’s Campaign: Airport/Aecon/CCC Emails

The People’s Campaign said they “would like to highlight the following inconsistencies and statements that have been made surrounding the airport development project and request that the Minister of Finance publicly respond to the questions raised in the hope that he will bring clarification to the people of Bermuda.” “Minister... Read more of this article

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