ST.LUCIA AIR AND SEAPORT AUTHORITY - POLICY ON PRIVATE ARICRAFT OPERATIONS INTO GEORGE F.L. CHARLES AIRPORT
St.Lucia offers the facilities for private aircraft landing at its George F.L Charles airport. The St.Lucia Air and Seaport Authority (SLASPA) has established the following conditions upon which certain private flight operations above ICAO category 2 may be allowed to operate at George F.L. Charles Airport in Castries.
Private flight operations mean flights which are non-commercial (not engaged in the scheduled or non-scheduled operations of offering seats or space onboard an aircraft to individual passengers or groups of passengers, for hire) and are for the private use of the owners, lessee, staff, business associates and guests.
The following conditions apply for private flight operations:
- The proposed operator must agree to hold harmless or waive any rights to liability that SLASPA and or the government of St.Lucia may be subject to, arising out of the use of the George F.L Charles Airport designated an ICAO category 2 airport.
- The classification code for the private flight should be no higher than ICAO classification code category 3B, with an airplane reference field length of not more than 1748 metres and maximum takeoff weight should not exceed 45,000 pounds (lbs)
- The information provided to the Airport manager on the proposed flight operation must specify the type and ICAO category of the Aircraft.
- The flight shall be operated during the hours of daylight, with the visibility at George F.L Charles Airport being no less than six (6) kilometers. For the purpose of this policy, daylight means the period of sunrise to sunset.
- Parking of the aircraft will be accommodated at George F.L.Charles airport subject to available space on the ramp and expected traffic. In circumstances when necessary, the aircraft shall be directed to proceed to Hewanorra International Airport for parking. All over night aircraft shall be directed to park at Hewanorra.
AIRCRAFT OPERATOR INSURANCE
- Evidence of Third Party Insurance for the aircraft shall be forwarded to the Airport Manager George F.L. Charles Airport not less than 24 hours prior to the proposed operation.
NOTIFICATION OF PROPOSED OPERATION AND RESPONSE
- The information on the proposed flight operation must be received by the Airport Manager - George F.L. Charles Airport, no later than twenty-four (24) hours prior to the proposed operation.
- The Airport Manager shall respond to the proposal in respect of the flight operation, no later than twelve (12) hours after having received all the relevant information in respect of the twelve proposed flight operation. SLASPA reserves the right to deny any application, if in its opinion, it is necessary to do so.
ADDENDUM TO SAINT LUCIA AIR AND SEA PORTS AUTHORITY - POLICY ON PRIVATE AIRCRAFT OPERATIONS INTO GEORGE F.L. CHARLES AIRPORT
The following specific aircraft are permitted to operate at the George F.L. Charles Airport subject to all other requirements and conditions of the original policy:
1 - C500
ISP - C501
II - C550
IISP - C551
III - C650
V - C560
VI - 650
VII - C650
X - C750
AERONAUTICAL FEES & CHARGES
1. LANDING FEES
Basis: Maximum takeoff weight in the Certificate of Airworthiness. 6, 000 lbs or less - US $8.00 per landing 6, 001 - 50, 000 lbs - US$1.30 per 1, 000 lbs or part thereof 50, 001 - 350, 000 lbs - US$1.40 per 1, 000 lbs or part thereof Above 350, 000 lbs - US$ 467.00 ($1.30 x $1.40) plus US$ 1.10 for every 1, 000 lbs above 350, 000 lbs.
2. PARKING FEES
Whenever an aircraft is parked at an aerodrome period longer than two hours there must be paid in respect of the use of the apron a parking fee equivalent to 20% of the aircrafts' landing fee. The first two hours must be free; thereafter parking must be per twenty four hours or part thereof. The minimum parking fee in any event must be US$4.00.
An extension fee equivalent to 50% of the landing fee must be paid by an aircraft operator for any extension not exceeding one hour to the operating hours of the airports. If in any case it exceeds one hour, the extension fee must be equivalent to the landing fee of the aircraft. In no case must the extension fee be less than three hundred dollars (US$111.00). The operating hours for Vigie and Hewanorra Airports for the purpose of calculating the extension fee must be 6:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. daily.
12,500 lbs or less - US$15.00 per landing
12,501 - 75, 000 lbs - US$23.00 per landing
Over 75, 000 lbs - US$56.00 per landing
5. SECURITY CHARGE
A charge of US$5.00 will be levied on every departing passenger.
6. FACILITATION CHARGE
A charge of $1.00 will be levied on every arriving passenger.
7. AIRPORT SERVICE CHARGE
Rate of tax for destinations outside of St.Lucia - US$25.00 Children under the age of twelve years are exempted from payment of Airport Service Charge
8. PERMIT FEE
A permit fee of US$37.00 will be levied for private jet operation. Other charges may include Customs Overtime US$15.00 for any flight after 7.00 pm. This is also charged on holidays and Sundays.
NOTE: ALL ABOVE CHARGES ARE QUOTED IN UNITED STATES DOLLARS
Further information can be obtained from The Saint Lucia Air and Sea Ports Authority's website - www.slaspa.com
The Indemnity Form is required to be completed prior to the operation. Please observe The Saint Lucia Air and Sea Ports Authority's Policy on Private Aircraft Operations into George F.L. Charles Airport. George F.L. Charles Airport is designated an ICAO category 2 Airport. Be cautioned of bird activity at George F.L. Charles Airport.
Notification of proposed operation must be forwarded the Manager George F.L. Charles Airport or Hewanorra International Airport whichever appropriate to the flight operation.