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Old 26th Aug 2016, 13:04
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"Said the man in the orthopaedic shoes."
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Old 26th Aug 2016, 13:39
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Lots of industrial development land
Yes, that just about sums it up ! Goodbye, Baginton.
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Old 30th Aug 2016, 16:20
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Accepted. But, what else has Coventry got left ?
As the old joke goes, it's the biggest gravel pit in the Midlands.
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Old 2nd Sep 2016, 09:51
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I understand that West Atlantic are looking at moving some of their maintenance ops away from Coventry due to the reduction in opening hours. I think WA may already have a maintenance facility in Ronaldsway?

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Old 2nd Sep 2016, 14:29
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It's a bit contrary isn't it? When Coventry wanted to be an airport the council they had problems with a council saying no, and when they shows signs of wanting to not be an airport they having problems with a council saying no...
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Old 29th Nov 2016, 11:30
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Well, looks like another threat to CVT's longevity, Jaguar Landrover eyeing up the site for a new super plant for batteries and associated electric vehicles.

Jaguar Land Rover factory could be built on Coventry Airport runway - Coventry Telegraph

Can never pay its way as an airport anymore with BHX's evolution and capabilities, so bets on destiny now?
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Old 8th Jun 2017, 18:25
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ATC shortages seem to be having a major affect on operations at CVT with VFR traffic only being allowed between now and Monday according to the recent NOTAMs. How long before West Atlantic move out?

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Old 8th Jun 2017, 20:47
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Monday

Closed Monday 11.45 - 16,00 as well per another NOTAM and at least one re-route (German King Air) to BHX today.

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Old 9th Jun 2017, 16:00
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WA's scheduled maintenance this weekend has been moved to H29 at EMA.
Hopefully it will gee up the management and the permanent move there.
CVT is a joke.
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Old 9th Jun 2017, 16:11
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Or more likely its all part of the grand plan to close it down and build on it.
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Old 9th Jun 2017, 16:35
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There is a shortage of air traffic controllers in the UK at present -Cranfield and Cambridge have had issues too
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Old 9th Jun 2017, 22:55
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Apparently completely closed for the weekend. Local flying schools moved their planes to Wellesbourne earlier today..
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Old 13th Jun 2017, 09:57
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...and closed again today. Looks like redundancies in ATC and other turmoil. Maybe going unlicensed for future? Can't see what would be left as light GA activity would warrant keeping any of the infrastructure going or maintained.

Closure or redevelopment for Jaguar Land Rover looking closer?
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Old 13th Jun 2017, 11:21
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Originally Posted by Winniebago View Post
...and closed again today. Looks like redundancies in ATC and other turmoil. Maybe going unlicensed for future? Can't see what would be left as light GA activity would warrant keeping any of the infrastructure going or maintained.

Closure or redevelopment for Jaguar Land Rover looking closer?
Just seen the letter from the MD. Going air to ground and RFFS Cat 1, 2 on request. Also the removal of all instrument procedures.

Sad day for those involved and a new chapter in the airports history.

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Old 13th Jun 2017, 12:19
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I cannot see how that can work for Coventry - it is too big to operate in this way. What does it offer that Wellesborne doesn't?

Oh well IMC renewals at Oxford, Cranfield or Cambridge now I guess.
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Old 13th Jun 2017, 14:33
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Also the removal of all instrument procedures.
Presumably that reinforces the prospect of West Atlantic moving more maintenance to EMA - can't seem them being happy to defer work if the met doesn't support a visual arrival...
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Old 13th Jun 2017, 15:12
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Can't see a sustainable airport of that scale with all the costs for maintenance, business rates etc. with just that bottom end GA market to survive on. VFR, AFIS, 9-5, Cat 1 RFF, nothing commercial going in, just the minor light GA stuff. Atlantic freight and maintenance already gone I hear. People like Aerotech for example own their own premises, so no rental income to the airport.
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Old 13th Jun 2017, 15:38
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Can't help but think this news from a couple of weeks ago about Sir Peter Rigby buying the Marshall Hanger at Birmingham Airport contributed to the current situation

Rigby Group buys corporate jet centre at Birmingham Airport - Coventry Telegraph
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Old 13th Jun 2017, 16:29
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Originally Posted by EastMids View Post
Presumably that reinforces the prospect of West Atlantic moving more maintenance to EMA - can't seem them being happy to defer work if the met doesn't support a visual arrival...
Prospect !! I had heard it was already agreed, going to EGNX in Nov 2018 but accelerated to this June!
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