Falklands : Falklands - Opportunities Proposed for Air Terminal
Submitted by Falkland Islands News Network (Juanita Brock) 05.05.2013 (Article Archived on 02.06.2013)
As part of the localisation programme for Mount Pleasant Airport the Falkland Islands Development Corporation has set forward proposals for the operation of the Air Terminal.
Opportunities Proposed for
J. Brock (FINN)
As part of the localisation
programme for Mount Pleasant Airport the Falkland Islands Development
Corporation has set forward proposals for the operation of the Air Terminal.
Firstly, the Localisation Commerce
Board (LCB) would be a liaison to the Programme Coordination Committee (PCC),
where the Falkland Islands private sector has the opportunity to feed comments
into the Localisation project. The LCB would be administered by FIDC GM to
ensure confidentiality for the project so potential localisation contracts are
not comprised. The proposed responsibilities
of the LCB are: Liaison with private sector, Convey and advise on tender
opportunities to private sector, Report comments to PCC, Identify knowledge and
skills gaps of local companies and Identify potential providers from the local
key Functions/Services for Phased
Transfer and localisation opportunities at the Mount Pleasant Airport
Terminal. Full details are still to be
finalised in the form of SoRs. Any
service transfer will need to be carried out ahead of any legal transfer of
buildings to the FIG. This will maintain momentum and allow the establishment
of any new air-links to progress unhindered. And certain facilities and use of assets may
need to be agreed in advance of any building transfer to allow seamless take-up
Some functions are identified for
early and phased transfer to civilian operation, for example, Air-bridge
Traffic & Cargo - 1st Transfer function (potential pilot scheme) – Oct 2013,
including Passenger Luggage Handling, Transfer of cargo from aircraft to
terminal and vice versa (non-dangerous goods) and Passenger Check–in.
Air-bridge Security Services would
be the second Transfer Function in Oct 2013, including (in conjunction with
Immigration and Customs), Passport check, Visa check, Permit check and Hand
luggage screening and searches.
The third Transfer Function would
be Air-bridge Air Booking in March 2014 and Air-bridge Load Control in the
Passenger Section would be the fourth Transfer Function in March 2014.