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  • Argyle International Airport


    Argyle International Airport (often referred to as Argyle Airport or simply AIA) is a newly constructed international airport in St. Vincent and the Grenadines, about from Kingstown. The airport is one of St Vincent and the Grenadines most important infrastructure assets and the country's first international airport. This airport connects St. Vincent and the Grenadines to airports like Miami International Airport, John F Kennedy International Airport, Toronto Pearson International Airport and others in the Caribbean. It is the largest of five airports in the multi-island nation of St. Vincent and the Grenadines and the largest international gateway into the country, the others being J. F. Mitchell Airport in Bequia, Canouan Airport, Mustique Airport and Union Island Airport all in the Grenadines. Argyle International Airport serves as a major gateway to the Grenadines, with several airlines operating an extensive network of direct domestic flights from AIA to all destinations in the Grenadines. The airport is the second solar-powered airport in the Caribbean, following V. C. Bird International Airport in Antigua. The approach and landing, from a southwesterly direction, offer the flying passengers a spectacular aerial view of the hills of Brighton, Diamond and Stubbs as well as Milligan Cay, as the flight path to the runway used for landing is actually a few hundred meters away from these landmarks. A reconstructed Carib Cayo Village (designated a National Historical Site) and Rawacou Recreation Park, which features two beaches separated by a rocky headland with a man-made pool, are located near the airport. The project broke ground on August 13, 2008, with a work team of Vincentians and Cubans ("Chatoyer-Che Contingent") and the airport officially opened on February 14, 2017 when a Dynamic Airways charter flight became the first international aircraft to touch down at Argyle. The Argyle International Airport replaced the much smaller E.T. Joshua Airport as St. Vincent and the Grenadines principal airport. During the construction of the new airport, the International Airport Development Company (IADC) faced numerous challenges and controversies, causing major delays in the construction process. This resulted in the airport being completed 5 years after the originally forecasted completion date. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) conducts the International Aviation Safety Assessment Program (IASA), assessing the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) of each country that has carriers operating to the United States and has classified Argyle International Airport, which operates under the jurisdiction of the Eastern Caribbean Civil Aviation Authority (ECCAA), a USFAA category 1 (highest status) civil aviation jurisdiction. The airport is rated at FAA Group V or ICAO Code E and can handle aircraft up to the size and weight of B747-400 model. The airport is a primary hub for SVG Air, a national airline of St. Vincent and the Grenadines, along with Mustique Airways. SVG Air and Mustique Airways have combined to form a SVG Air- Grenadine Air Alliance, operating 17 Aircraft, with bases in St. Vincent, Antigua and Grenada. Offering visitors and residents a wider choice of International Gateways in and out of St. Vincent & the Grenadines. Numerous inter-island flights are available daily. Air Canada Rouge, American Airlines, Caribbean Airlines, Sunwing Airlines, Leeward Islands Air Transport or LIAT, SVG Air and Mustique Airways currently provide regularly scheduled passenger services at Argyle International Airport. EasySky, which began flying to St Vincent from Havana, Cuba in June 2017, is currently in negotiations with authorities to recommence its twice weekly service. Argyle International Airport have non-stop flights to Canada and the United States. The airport receives many international charter flights and is also an important freight airport, which provides cold storage and standard cargo transport. Amerijet International, increased their airlift capacity, using larger aircraft such as the Boeing 767-300 to move more cargo into and out of St.Vincent and the Grenadines. In September 2017, Air Caraïbes sent two of their fleet, an ATR 72-500 and an ATR 72-600 to Argyle International Airport from Pointe-à-Pitre International Airport in Guadeloupe to shelter from Hurricane Maria. The airport is also active in aviation in the Eastern Caribbean sub-region and the affairs of Leeward Islands Air Transport (LIAT), hosting a company meeting, where shareholders and stakeholders met on October 22, 2018 for an update on the technical committee report on the restructuring of the airline.

  • Air Astana


    Air Astana () is the flag carrier of the Republic of Kazakhstan, based in Almaty, Kazakhstan. It operates scheduled, domestic and international services on 64 routes from its main hub, Almaty International Airport, and from its secondary hub, Astana International Airport. It is a joint venture between Kazakhstan's sovereign wealth fund Samruk-Kazyna (51%), and BAE Systems PLC (49%). It was incorporated in October 2001 and started commercial flights on 15 May 2002.

  • Goodyear Blimp


    The Goodyear Blimp is any one of a fleet of airships operated by the Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company, used mainly for advertising and capturing aerial views of live sporting events for television. The term blimp itself is defined as a – without any internal structure, the pressure of lifting gas contained within the airship envelope maintains the vessel's shape. From the launch of the Pilgrim in 1925 to the retiring of the Spirit of Innovation in 2017, Goodyear generally owned and operated non-rigid airships in its global public relations fleet. In 2014, however, Goodyear began to replace its three U.S. non-rigid airships (blimps) with three new semi-rigid airships, each of which have a rigid internal frame. Although technically incorrect, Goodyear continues to use "blimp" in reference to these new semi-rigid models. Wingfoot One, the first such model in Goodyear's U.S. fleet, was christened on August 23, 2014, near the company's world headquarters in Akron, Ohio.

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