Early tests show Flybe's jets can use Guernsey's runway
- 21 July 2010
- From the section Guernsey
Guernsey Airport's director has said early test results show there should not be a problem with Flybe landing its new plane at the island's airport.
The airline announced on Tuesday that it hoped to put its new Embraer E175 jets on the Guernsey-London Gatwick route in April 2011.
Colin Le Ray said initial findings showed it could safely use the runway.
However, he said more tests would be undertaken before a definitive answer was given.
The tests are based upon the weight, wing span, tail height, undercarriage and tyre pressure of the E175.
Upgrade work, costing £81m, is due to take place on the airport's runway during 2011.