Air Safety Support International Ltd. has released a directive that prohibits small unmanned aircraft or drones in the vicinity of the John A. Osborne Airport.
The directive, which was released in March 2016 states:
“Air Safety Support International Ltd. pursuant to a designation by HE the Governor and in exercise of its powers under Article 6B(1) of the Air Navigation (Overseas Territories) Order 2013 (“the Order”), hereby issues the following direction, prohibiting the use of all Small Unmanned Aircraft (SUA) within the vicinity of the John A. Osborne – International Airport.
“Flying operations using small unmanned aircraft shall NOT be conducted within an area of Montserrat territorial airspace, joining the following successive points:
North 16º 47’50” West 62º 12′ 40″
North 16º 47’50” West 62º 10’44”
North 16º 47′ 15″ West 62º 10′ 30″
North 16º 47′ 15″ West 62º 12′ 55″
These coordinates take in the area from Brades to Lookout and all parts in between, including Geralds and Davy Hill.
The prohibition was made according to the release “in the public interest in order to enure the safety of all aircraft operating in and out of John A. Osborne Airport.
The directive is valid from March 11, 2016 unless suspended or revoked.