$70M helicopter taxiway commissioned at Ogle airport
In what it calls its efforts to, “meet the requirements of Guyana’s fast-moving oil and gas industry,” Eugene F. Correia International Airport on Thursday commissioned a $70M taxiway that took five months to be constructed.
At the small commissioning ceremony on the taxiway, Kit Nascimento delivered the airport’s CEO, Anthony Mekdeci’s, written remarks.
The CEO noted that the new Taxiway Foxtrot will connect the existing Taxiway Bravo and Taxiway Charlie to the main 4,200ft runway.
According to the CEO, the airport had a single runway system that did not have a taxiway for helicopters.
“The new airport will vastly improve the efficiency and economy of the aircraft operations when taxiing to and from the runway and greatly reduce runway occupancy time. It will also improve the safety of fixed-wing aircraft and helicopter operations at the airport.”
Measuring 200 metres in length by 15 metres width, Runway Foxtrot will bear Pavement Classification Number 16-R/B/X/T and will be capable of accommodating LIAT’s ATR 72 aircraft, the largest aircraft that operates at the airport.
During his address, Minister within the Ministry of Public Infrastructure, Jaipaul Sharma commended the efforts of the operators that have begun construction of helicopter aprons to facilitate services at the airport since the new taxiway is completed. These include Air Services Limited, Trans Guyana Airways and Jags Aviation. (Department of Public Information)