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  • Port Stanley

    Stanley, East Falkland

    Falkland Islands / Islas Malvinas

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    2.6323FKPWI Port William, East Falkland
    4.7272 Navy Point, East Falkland
    5.6253 Murray Heights, East Falkland
    6.1264FKPSY Falkland Islands Museum, East Falkland
    23.2273 Mount Kent, East Falkland
    27.8278 Estancia House, East Falkland

    1977 to present

    51° 41' 8'' S - 57° 46' 40'' W
    On peninsula, 2 nm NE of Port Stanley
    Elevation: 81 feet

    History of this Location

    As Port Stanley airport, this was the main air link with the South American continent through scheduled services, replacing the Hookers Point airstrip from Dec 1977. It was officially opened on 1 May 1979. Ironically, given later events, some of Port Stanley airports facilities were improved through Argentine Government investment including an upgraded runway and radio navigation aids for flights between the mainland and the islands.
    After the 1982 war ended, runways were repaired by 24 Jun 1982 and lengthened and the base opened as RAF Stanley in Oct 1982. It remained a permanent RAF base until the purpose built RAF Mount Pleasant to the west, came on stream in 1985.
    Port Stanley is known as Puerto Argentino by Argentina

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    List of units at Port Stanley

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    YearsRotary Wing Aircraft Unitbold : Current Model
    normal: Unit no longer at this base
    1986UK 78 SquadronSea King 1986/07
    CH-47C Chinook 1986/95
    1983/    UK Bristow (Falklands)S-61 H-3 2022/   
    S-61 H-3 1983/98
    1982UK 847NASWessex 1982
    1982UK 845 NASWessex 1966/86
    1982UK 846 NASSea King HC.4 1979/13
    1982AR BHelicAsal601CH-47C Chinook 1979/82
    SA330L Puma 1978/96
    212 1976/   
    205 1970/   
    1982AR EscAvExplAtq602A109a 1979/11
    205 1979/   
    1982/87UK 656 SquadronLynx 1985/04
    SA341B Gazelle AH.1 1975/05
    1982/83UK 826 NASSea King 1981/93
    Sea King 1976/83

    Port Stanley News

    Bristow New Hangar at Stanley Airport, 15-Oct-15 : Bristow added a new hangar and modular offices at Stanley Airport in the Falkland Islands capable to house three Sikorsky S-92 helicopters.

    AAR 10-year SAR contract in Falklands/Malvinas, 19-Jan-15 : AAR Corp and BIH gets 10-year UK Ministry of Defence Search and Rescue and Support contract for the Falkland/Malvinas Islands with AW189 and S-61 helicopters from April 2016 valued $275 million

    List of aircraft and events at Port Stanley

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    By Date | By Serial

    1968-nov Endurance Flt829 NAS /(4)49-ED HAS7 XL898
    1982 EA A109A AE-334
    1982 EA CH-47C AE-520
    1982 EA UH-1H AE-413
    1982-may EA A109A AE-331
    1982-may FAA CH-47C H-91
    1982-may PNA SA330L PA-12
    1982-may EA UH-1H AE-409
    1982-aug 202 Squadron HAR.3 ZA105
    1983-jul-03 HAS.2 XZ233 / 334
    1984-may GASAAC AH.1 ZB673
    1984-may GASAAC AH.1 ZB672
    1984-may GASAAC AH.1 ZB674
    1984-may GASAAC AH.1 ZB675
    1985-jul-01 HAR.3 XZ591 / S
    1985-sep-01 HAR.3 XZ592 / S
    1985-sep-01 HAR.3 ZA105 / S-D
    1985-sep-24 S61N.MK2 G-BBHM
    1985-oct-01 CH-47C ZA684 / BB
    2012 CHC Cayman Islands AS332L2 VP-CHC
    2012-nov CHC Cayman Islands AS332L2 VP-CHB
    2012-nov-11 S61N.MK2 G-ATFM
    2013-jan CHC Cayman Islands S-76C VP-CHD
    2013-dec-06 2013-dec-09 RN Type 23 Duke class F239 HMS Richmond
    2015-feb Bristow S-92A G-CIGZ
    2015-feb-16 Bristow S-92A G-CIHP
    2015-feb-16 Bristow S-92A G-IACG
    2021-may-23 BIH S61N.MK2 G-ATFM

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