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Brac fire station to get upgrade

Government has issued a request for proposals seeking applications from local contractors to upgrade the existing facility near the Charles Kirkconnell International Airport

Disabled plane moved from Brac airport runway

Charles Kirkconnell International Airport in Cayman Brac reopened Friday after its runway was closed for more than 20 hours when a private plane aborted its takeoff due to faulty landing gear.

Strategic Policy Statement: A detailed look at premier’s long-term plans

In a lengthy speech Friday, Premier Alden McLaughlin outlined the broad strokes of government’s policy agenda through to the end of 2021.

Prince opens ‘people’s airport’

“This is truly the people’s airport,” Tourism Minister Moses Kirkconnell declared as the Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall officially opened the new expanded terminal Wednesday.

CAL’s new Boeing MAX 8: To the Brac and back

The Boeing 737 MAX 8 took a ‘sightseeing tour’ of Little Cayman and the Brac before setting down at the Charles Kirkconnell International Airport

Airports Authority thanks volunteers

The Cayman Islands Airports Authority recently presented certificates of commendation and appreciation to volunteers and emergency responders who took part as victims or support personnel in a full-scale emergency exercise at the Charles Kirkconnell International Airport in Cayman Brac in June.
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Air traffic control trainee arrested

An air traffic control trainee at Cayman Brac’s Charles Kirkconnell International Airport has been taken off his assignment following his drugs-related arrest Monday, the Cayman Islands Airports Authority confirmed.

Customs form scrapped for most Cayman travelers

Her Majesty’s Customs in the Cayman Islands will scrap a requirement to fill out bureaucratic forms for the majority of travelers to the British Overseas Territory.

Brac Airport conducts emergency exercise

Authorities took part in a detailed emergency preparedness exercise at the Charles Kirkconnell International Airport on Cayman Brac last week. The mock scenario involved a terrorist situation and featured a simulated hijacking with fatalities and over a dozen people taken as hostages.

Driving training for police, firemen

Police and fire officers hope investment in emergency driver training will translate into safer roads across the Cayman Islands. A class of seven officers from the police and fire departments earned internationally recognized diplomas Friday from Emergency Response Driver Training Ltd., a U.K.-based training service.

Leadership Cayman gains ‘Sister Islands Perspective’

The Leadership Cayman class made its annual trip to the Brac and Little Cayman recently for a “Sister Islands Perspective” seminar. Arriving on the Brac on June 9, the class toured the Charles Kirkconnell International Airport before heading to the Le Soleil d’Or resort, where they visited the property’s 20-acre organic farm and ate lunch.

Rusted bolt blamed for Brac fire truck crash

A rusted bolt was to blame for the mechanical failure that caused a fire truck to flip over on the runway at Cayman Brac, an accident reconstructionist has concluded.

Family of former Commissioner Smith on trip down memory lane

Marguerite Bernard, the daughter of former Cayman commissioner Ivor Otterbein Smith, had waited 65 years to see the Cayman Islands again before arriving in Grand Cayman last week and refreshing her precious memories of growing up in George Town.

Airports Authority thanks student volunteers

Staging a mock aviation emergency is no easy task, and for an exercise held on the Brac last year, dozens of high school students donned makeup and put their acting talents to work to play victims for the numerous responders taking part.

New fire truck for the Brac

As the Fire Service Department continues to investigate last month’s fire-truck crash on the Cayman Brac airport runway, the airport fire station is preparing to receive a replacement truck. The bright green Panther 6x6, manufactured by Rosenbauer will be equipped to fight aviation fires at the airport.

American visitor to Brac had loaded gun

An American visitor who flew his own plane to Cayman Brac last week ended up staying in the jurisdiction longer than planned after a loaded revolver was found in his flight bag. Paul Arthur Grenier, 54, appeared in Summary Court on Wednesday afternoon.

Fire truck from Little Cayman to be shipped to Brac

An aerodrome certified fire truck from Little Cayman will be shipped to Cayman Brac as a temporary replacement for the truck that flipped on the runway last week. The switch will allow the Charles Kirkconnell International Airport to reopen to larger jet traffic.

After fire truck flips on runway, Brac airport still closed to jets

Cayman Brac’s airport will remain closed to jet traffic until a new fire truck is shipped to the island to replace the vehicle that flipped over on the runway Thursday. Cayman Airways, the only operator which flies jet aircraft into the Brac, was forced to cancel flights and reshuffle its schedule over the weekend.

Brac fire truck accident forces flight cancellations

A fire truck flipped over on the runway at Cayman Brac’s airport during what officials described as a “mandatory speed test” Thursday morning.

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