• Newest Islander aircraft for FIGAS

    Newest Islander aircraft arrives

    The newest addition to the Falkland Islands Government Air Service (FIGAS) fleet is registered VP-FMC, after the Governor, Sir Miles Clifford who was instrumental in creating the air service in the Falklands. It is pictured here landing at Stanley Airport.

  • Stanley Airport Terminal

    Stanley Airport Terminal

    Stanley Airport is certified for day and night operations

  • Bristow AW189 SAR Stanley

    Bristow AW189 SAR Stanley

    An islands-wide search and rescue service is provided by UK Ministry of Defence contract

  • Twin Otter overflying Rothera

    Twin Otter aircraft overflying Rothera base in Antarctica

    The British Antarctic Survey aircraft fleet is registered in the Falkland Islands

  • Islander aircraft at Stanley Airport

    Fisheries Patrol Islander aircraft refuelling on the apron at Stanley Airport.

  • Drone manufacturer's instructions

    Drone manufacturer's instructions

  • Farmer Fire Training

    Fire and rescue training

    Stanley Airport RFFS personnel provide fire and rescue training to the operators of the unlicenced grass and gravel strips that are spread around the Falkland Islands.

  • Stanley RFFS

    Stanley RFFS

    Where there are commercial air transport operations there are commensurate rescue and fire fighting services

  • Sikorsky S92 3

    Sikorsky S92A

    The UK Ministry of Defence contract a helicopter operator for transportation of its personnel islands-wide

  • Drone 400 feet rule

    Drone 400 feet rule

    It's important for aviation safety reasons not to fly your drone higher than necessary, and never higher than 400 feet

  • Saunders Islands Beaver

    Beaver Aircraft

    de Havilland Beaver aircraft were operated by FIGAS between 1968 and 1982 - One is seen here in the harbour at Saunders Island - date unknown.

  • Fox Bay Airstrip

    Fox Bay Airstrip

    Unlicensed airstrip - Gravel surface.

  • Weddell Airstrip

    Weddell Island Airstrip

    This is one of the unlicensed strips that FIGAS aircraft use - grass surface.

  • Drone in sight

    Drone in sight

  • Beaver Black & White

    de Havilland Beaver - possibly San Carlos - date unknown - Photo: Ian Barnes Collection

  • Apron

    Apron at Stanley Airport

    Two FIGAS Islander aircraft, a Robinson 44 helicopter and refuelling bowser on the apron at Stanley Airport.

  • Beach

    Islander aircraft on beach

    Two FIGAS Islander aircraft using the beach at Pebble Island as an airstrip. Currently Pebble Island is the only place that does this, but in the past the aircraft have used other beaches as landing strips.

  • BAS Dash 7 Aircraft

    BAS Dash 7 Aircraft

    All British Antarctic Survey aircraft are registered in the Falkland Islands. Here a Dash 7 aircraft can be seen landing in Antarctica.

  • Aerocardal

    Aerocardal Patient Transfer

    Aerocardal Ltda are one of a few companies that are used regularly by the Falkland Islands Government for medical evacuations.  This image shows a patient transfer elsewhere in the world.

  • Foggy Day

    Poor visibility

    Aircraft queued up at Stanley Airport waiting for visibility to improve.

Welcome to the Falkland Islands Civil Aviation Department Website

The purpose of this website is to provide information on the principles, activities and achievements of the Falkland Islands Civil Aviation Department. Members of the general public, regulators, airline/private operators and other stakeholders within the aviation industry may find this site useful and we hope to answer any questions you may have, if they are not already answered on the site.

If you do require any more information, please don't hesitate to contact us using the information on the Contact Us page.

Air Safety Support International (ASSI) is a subsidiary company of the UK Civil Aviation Authority, established under Directions from the United Kingdom's Department for Transport.  ASSI is responsible for supporting the Overseas Territories' existing authorities in the safety regulation of all aspects of civil aviation.  The link to the ASSI website for further information can be found here: https://www.airsafety.aero/home