Mr. Clive Smith, Ag. Managing Director of the BVI Airports Authority Ltd., having assessed and being satisfied with the condition of the Territory’s three airports following the passage of Tropical Storm Dorian is pleased to inform the travelling public of their scheduled reopening:
On Monday, August 12, 2019, a suspension spring on the sole fire tender assigned to the Taddy Bay Airport on Virgin Gorda broke, rendering the vehicle inoperable. According to aviation safety regulations, all airports must have at least one working fire tender in order to operate. As such, the BVI Airports Authority (BVIAA) was forced to close the Taddy Bay Airport, pending the rectification of this situation.