Presentation on theme: "ANTARCTIC LOGISTICS CENTRE INTERNATIONAL"— Presentation transcript:
1 ANTARCTIC LOGISTICS CENTRE INTERNATIONAL PASSENGER BRIEFING
2 DROMLAN Project Dronning Maud Land Air Network non-profit, international cooperative project formed by a group of national Antarctic operatorsair transportation to/from and within Dronning Maud Land (DML) to any COMNAP member country in science related activitiesorganise air transport between Cape Town and DMLmaintain and improve the airfield at Novolazarevskaya station (NOVO) andat Troll stationorganise feeder flights inside DROMLAN area and maintain runways for smaller ski-equipped aircraft at the research stationsorganise any other service necessary for the flights above
4 Novo Runway Primary entry point to Antarctica for DROMLAN activities Fully operational since 2001Runway 3000 x 60 m, certified for landing of wheeled heavy aircraft
5 Airfield Troll Fully operational since 2004/2005 season DROMLANAirfield TrollFully operational since 2004/2005 seasonLanding strip 3000 m facilitates accessibility for larger wheeled aircrafts
6 ALCI Antarctic Air Support DROMLANAs logistics operator to DROMLAN, ALCI provides the following air transportation services:A dedicated intercontinental air-bridge between Cape Town and central Dronning Maud Land, AntarcticaInternal air links to other Antarctic research stations from the ALCI AIRBASE at the Novo runwayRemote aerial insertion capability for Scientific Field Teams
9 Aircraft Information (IL – 76) DROMLANAircraft Information (IL – 76)An Ilyushin 76TD Russian-designed heavy cargo transporter services the 4200 km intercontinental flight between Cape Town and the ice-runway at ALCI AIRBASE near Novolazarevskaya StationMaximum Payload: 20 tons or 80 paxRange with 20 ton Payload: kmCruising speed: km/hCruising Altitude: m
10 Aircraft Information (IL – 76) IN-FLIGHTAircraft Information (IL – 76)Toilets are located towards the back of the aircraft These may not be used during take-off and landingEmergency exits are located at the front (2) andrear (2 ) of the aircraft
12 Aircraft Information Feeder Flights Maximum Range: 2000 km DROMLANFeeder FlightsFor internal flights between DML research stationsand for remote field insertion missions, ALCI utilizesBASLER Turbo 67 and De Havilland Twin Otter aircraftequipped for ice operations.Maximum Range: kmMaximum Cruising Speed: 300 km/hInterior dimensions: 13 x 1.98 x 2.13 mInterior volume: 34,7 cub. mCargo door dimensions: x m
13 Aircraft Information (BT-67) IN-FLIGHTAircraft Information (BT-67)All passengers of feeder flights must have a polar-rated sleeping bag and a mattress for use in the case of an emergency landingJust example, differs beween planes
14 ALCI Polar Logistics Specialists Fully operational shipping link between Cape Town and Antarctica since 2001The premier ice-class research vessel Akademik Fedorov provides specialized transport services for research personnel, cargo and supplies
16 Documentation Please ensure ALCI Flyer returned complete, detailing PRE-DEPARTUREDocumentationPlease ensure ALCI Flyer returned complete, detailingFull NamePassport number & expiry date,Special dietary requirements or medical conditions if applicableKeep your passport available for emigration clearanceA boarding pass with an allocated seat number will be given to you at the airport
17 Baggage Categories & Routing PRE-DEPARTUREBaggage Categories & RoutingALL bags and boxes (hand, cargo and safety luggage) must be clearly markedWe provide ALCI nametags for this purposeNO unmarked baggage will be accepted !
18 Hand Baggage Your hand luggage should not exceed: Weight: 8 kg PRE-DEPARTUREHand BaggageYour hand luggage should not exceed:Weight: 8 kgSize: 30 x 30 x 60All hand baggage will be stored under your seatInclude those items you require during the flight to Antarctica and during the transit period at the ALCI AirbaseYou have to pass with your hand luggage the security check at the airport (no knives, liquids etc.)
19 PRE-DEPARTURECargo BaggageAll luggage that is not hand luggage, including hold-alls, backpacks, crated equipment etcCargo luggage will be stored in the cargo section of the planeNo access to cargo luggage until arrival at your final destination (unless by prior arrangement or in case of a longer stay at the ALCI Airbase)!Fragile items should preferably not be included in cargo luggage, as these may be damaged during handling
20 PRE-DEPARTUREClothing ManagementEnsure that your clothing is adequate for the conditions to be experienced and that it complies with the clothing lists provided by your Team LeaderHave all your cold weather clothing and boots with you when you arrive at the airport. We suggest that you wear already the base layer of your polar clothing when you arrive at the airport.The aircraft cabin is heated1 hour prior to the arrival in Antarctica, you will be required to put on all your cold-weather clothing
22 IN-FLIGHTFlight InformationDuration of the flight will be approximately 6 hoursTime difference between Cape Town and ALCI Airbase is minus 2 hours. ALCI Airbase uses UTCPreferred ETD (Cape Town) is 23h30 (SA Time)Preferred ETA (Antarctica) is 5h30 (3h30 UTC)Flight speed is approximately 750km/hrFlight cruising altitude will be at approximately m
23 IN-FLIGHTOnboard ServiceFood and non-alcoholic beverages will be available during the flightThese will be served buffet style at the front of the aircraftFood and beverages available will include:SandwichesFruitsBiscuitsChocolatesBottled waterSoft-drinksTea and coffeeWaste bins are situated in the front of the aircraft
24 Prior to Disembarkation IN-FLIGHTPrior to DisembarkationYou will be required to put on all your supplementary cold weather cloth, boots and glovesPut on your sunglasses before leaving the aircraft: the glare will be severe and may result in temporary snow blindnessApply skin protection (sunscreen and lip-balm) before you leave the aircraftRemember to take ALL your hand baggage with you
27 ALCI AIRBASEDisembarkationBe careful as you step out of the aircraft – the ice is slippery!Individuals appointed by the team-leaders, should assist with off-loading the cargoOn disembarkation you will be guided to the yellow catering tent for refreshments
28 Camp and Safety Information ALCI AIRBASECamp and Safety InformationPlease be careful at all times not to slip on the ice!Listen to instructions relayed by your Team LeaderDo not leave the camp area without permission – it can be dangerous!General use of snowmobiles at the airbase prohibited without permission of the camp manager. Never walk or drive snowmobiles on the runway.Please do not litter and use the toilet facilities provided Keep the camp clean and tidy.Please offer advice, if you think something can be improved.
30 ANTARCTIC ETIQUETTE Be Safe : Respect the Environment: Be prepared for severe and changeable weather.Ensure that your equipment and clothing meet Antarctic standards.Remember that the Antarctic environment is inhospitable, unpredictable and potentially dangerous.Respect the Environment:Please keep Antarctica pristine. Do not dispose of litter or garbage.Do not take away biological or geological specimens.Avoid walking on undisturbed ground. Establish tracks.Respect Antarctic Special Protected Areas. Entry into certain areas may be prohibited and activities inside may be restricted.
31 ANTARCTIC ETIQUETTE Protect Antarctic Wildlife : Do not approach seals or birds in a way that cause them to alter their behaviour. Keep noise at a minimum.Do not feed birds and seals!Do not bring non-native plants or animals to Antarctica.Avoid walking on moss or lichens!Protect Antarctic Wildlife : Taking or harmful interference with Antarctic wildlife is prohibited. Do not damage plants. • Respect Protected Areas : A variety of area in the Antarctic have special protection because of ecological, scientific, historic or other values. Entry into certain areas may be prohibited except in accordance with a permit. Activities in and near designated Historic Sites and Monuments, and certain other areas, may be subject to special restrictions.Respect Scientific Research :Do not interfere with scientific facilities or equipment.Do not deface or vandalise buildings or equipment.Respect the rules of the stations.
32 ALCI TEAM - Contact Details Mr Alexey Turchin: General managementDr Vasily Kaliazin: Aviation, shipping, logisticsCapt. Mirella Krüger: AdministrationALCI office, Cape TownTel : Fax :97 Keerom Street,Cape Town, 8001,SOUTH AFRICA
33 Before you leave: Thank you! . Please sign the 2 copies of the briefing manifest and check if your name and passport number are correct.This information is needed for immigration formalities.Thank you!