COVENTRY AIRPORT CLOSED

11 Dec 2009


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COVENTRY Airport has closed and a NOTAM issued by the Aeronautical Information Service to that effect.

Owners of the Airport, West Midlands Airport Ltd, are facing a winding up petition from HM Revenue & Customs. However, many businesses based at the Airport and also the Air Traffic Control unit are reported to be still operating.

The NOTAM says:

COVENTRY EGBE
Q) EGTT/QFALT/IV/NBO/A/000/999/5222N00129W005
B) FROM: 09/12/10 14:58C) TO: 09/12/11 17:00
E) AD LICENCE SUSPENDED PENDING REVOCATION PROCEEDINGS. AD NOT AVBL FOR ACFT REQUIRING THE USE OF A LICENSED AD IN ACCORDANCE WITH AIR NAVIGATION ORDER (ANO) ARTICLE 126. NO FIRE AND RESCUE COVER AVAILABLE. 1. THE CIVIL AVIATION AUTHORITY, IN EXERCISE OF ITS POWERS UNDER ARTICLE 153 OF ANO 2005, EXEMPTS ANY ACFT FROM THE REQUIREMENTS OF RULE 45 OF THE RULES OF THE AIR REGULATIONS 2007.
2. THIS EXEMPTION ONLY APPLIES TO AN ACFT WHICH TAKES OFF FROM COVENTRY AIRPORT AND DEPARTS THE ATZ BY THE SHORTEST APPROPRIATE ROUTE.
3. IT DOES NOT APPLY TO AN ACFT WHICH HAS NOT TAKEN OFF FROM COVENTRY AIRPORT.
4. THIS EXEMPTION HAS EFFECT UNTIL 1700 11 DECEMBER 2009

Any pilot intending to fly to or from Coventry Airport should check NOTAM: click here

www.coventryairport.co.uk


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