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Open for business: Leeds East Airport RNP GNSS to be activated

Leeds East Airport invests in a required navigation performance (RNP) global navigation satellite system (GNSS) instrument approach. The RNP GNSS system is due to be activated on 10 August following approval from the UK Civil Aviation Authority.

The new instrument approach will enhance operations at the privately owned airport, which is the former Royal Air Force Church Fenton base, boasting a 1,800m runway and a newly built fixed base operator (FBO).

The new FBO offers facilities for passengers and crew, as well as meeting rooms, to serve both business and leisure travellers, with easy access to the North Yorkshire Moors. Hangar space is available for aircraft up to the size of a Bombardier Challenger 650, the airport managers confirm.

“Leeds East Airport is now open for business for full IFR traffic,” said airport owner Chris Makin. “We have spent time and money to ensure that we can offer the finest facilities to operators and customers traveling to the north of England. The newly approved RNP instrument approach system means that we offer the highest flight safety standards, combined with brand-new FBO facilities.”

Leeds East Airport (ECGM) is 15 miles east of Leeds city centre and 10 miles from York. Standard daily opening hours are 08:00 – 18:00 in the summer (closing at 17:00 during the winter months), with after- hours on-call service available on request.

The airport is home to three flight schools, Aeros, CF Aero Club and Yorkshire Helicopters.

Author: FTN Editor

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