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Staff shortage

Post by Reach1 » Tue Jun 20, 2017 7:26 pm

Coventry are only using there tower freq 118.175 due to ATC shortage there ILS is not in use and radar too there operating as a VFR Airport only with no info for pilots transiting the area passing them over to Brize or East Midlands lars ,Opening times are 09.00-16.00 but change at short notice states in the Notam till the 30th June .Do hope they go back to normal soon .

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Re: Staff shortage

Post by Martin » Tue Jun 20, 2017 8:02 pm

Reach1 wrote:Do hope they go back to normal soon
Unfortunately, normality will be soon be AFIS service only rather than full ATC and the IFR procedures are being withdrawn along with ILS.

Opening hours are planned as 0900-1800 (Summer) and 0900-1700 (Winter) 7 days a week with the possibility of unlicensed ops for based operators out of hours.

West Atlantic are apparently moving there maintenance facility to EMA imminently whilst some of the bizjet operations have moved to Birmingham.

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Re: Staff shortage

Post by Reach1 » Tue Jun 20, 2017 9:24 pm

Thanks Martin that explains why Sir peter rigby has opened the executive suite at Birmingham airport what a shame that's why they are short of Air traffic controllers then ,I'm only 10 mins from the airport not that long ago cargo flights at night busy airport feel sorry for the remaining Air traffic controllers next thing you know closure.

Jim

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