Wednesday, 01 July 2020
As follows is a media statement issued on behalf of the Chairman of Ports of Jersey, Mark Chown in response to the States Assembly decision to suspend work on the Redevelopment Project of Jersey Airport while a review is carried out:
“The Director of Civil Aviation (DCA) for the Channel Islands, who is appointed by the Island’s government to act as the Aviation regulator, has overall responsibility for the safety of our Airport operations.
Ports of Jersey has always been very clear that the rationale behind the Future Airport project has been to address the safety instructions issued by the DCA. As the Assembly was informed, the DCA reaffirmed his instructions in relation to the 1937 building in the last few days, following review of a report recently provided by aviation consultants ASAP.
Ports of Jersey is concerned at the decision taken by the States Assembly but will provide every support throughout the review. It is in everyone’s interest that this matter is brought to a conclusion as quickly as possible.
We have no further comment to make at this stage.”
Ports of Jersey Media Release.