UK airfield round-up
Nov15

UK airfield round-up

In a general round up of airport news from around the UK, FTN takes a look at some of those airfields currently under threat and some which are living the high life. With apologies to those airfields that have been inadvertently left out from this report, here’s the current UK airfield scene as FTN perceives it. First on the threat list is Old Sarum airfield in Wiltshire, which has been very quiet for the last few years after the...

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City Airport Manchester pioneers FID system
Aug24

City Airport Manchester pioneers FID system

Manchester Barton Aerodrome in Greater Manchester has become the first airfield in the UK to gain approval from the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) for a new low cost safety system which provides real-time information to air traffic staff, working in the UK’s oldest operational control tower. The system, known as a Flight Information Display (FID), looks similar in appearance to a radar screen used at large airports, but uses a low...

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