EGGD From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2001, 12443 posts, RR: 34 Posted (12 years 11 months 2 weeks 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 2123 times:
Roight! I'll start off by saying a big 'haha' to everyone who has dissed my little airport in the past, growth has continued throughout the past couple of years. Passenger figures passed the 2.6 million last year, and are expected to increase once again next year.
Not only that, but I was informed by a couple of members of the severnside aviation group that a new terminal will be built, and as far as I know will run side by side with the airports existing terminal (only completed in mid-2000), to boost the capacity for handling passengers from 3.5m to 7.5m. Also a new apron, 3 times the size of the original is set to be built, details are still sketchy on what is going on, and there is not much room to expand at the airport site.
This all adds to the recent boosts of a new CatIII landing system, a new control tower and offices/terminal area all recently completed.
Freya From Belgium, joined Dec 2001, 42 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (12 years 11 months 2 weeks 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 2080 times:
EGGD...I am interested in the Cat III point. According to the latest information I have ( 7 September 2001 as published in a well known manual ) Runway 27 at Bristol is authorised for Cat 2 operations. Runway 09 remains Cat 1. Has any of this therefore changed? I don't have a copy of the UKAIP at hand which would of course be definitive. Regards,Freya
EGGD From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2001, 12443 posts, RR: 34
Reply 6, posted (12 years 11 months 2 weeks 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 2073 times:
CAT III has only recently gone into operation, they've been testing it for the last year or so, but its only been certified in the last couple of months (uhhh, i'm not sure if it even has entered full operation yet).
BDRules From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2000, 1501 posts, RR: 3
Reply 8, posted (12 years 11 months 2 weeks 6 days ago) and read 2041 times:
EMA will become the fastest growing airport in the UK after BMIBaby and GO start operations. its going to be adding about 25 flights per week more than at present so thats about 2000pax per week more than now