Pilot Information

Coventry Airfield is a "Designated Airport" and therefore aircraft may arrive and depart to and from any destination.

Find notification requirements to UK control authorities below. For internal UK flights, please contact Airport Operations, with your flight plans, on the details below.

For flights from the Common Travel Area (Northern Ireland, the Isle of Man, Republic of Ireland and the Channel Islands), and for international flights, please complete the General Aviation Report (GAR) form (downloadable from the UK Border Agency website click here) and send via fax or e-mail to Airport Operations:

Tel: 00 44 (0) 24 7630 8601
Fax: 00 44 (0) 24 7651 6404
Mobile: 00 44 (0) 7904 639092
Email: handling@coventryairport.co.uk

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Airfield information and data

Standard airfield data for Coventry Airfield (EGBE/CVT) is available from the NATS website - click here for the EGBE/CVT pages.

Codes
ICAO Codes: EGBE
IATA Codes: CVT

Opening hours
Weekdays: 1000 - 1800
Weekends/public holidays: 1000 - 1800

Airfield information

  • Runway 05/23 - 2008m x 46m asphalt PCN48/F/B/X/U
  • Helicopter FATO 06/24 - 100m x 23m grass
  • NDB and SRA available on R05 and R23 to 2 miles touchdown
  • CAT 1 Fire Cover (RFFS) with CAT 2 on Request and CAT 3 on remission (during operational hours).

Radio frequencies

  • TWR/APP Coventry Radio 123.825
General Information
  • More than 50,000 sq. ft. of hangar space available
  • FAA & EASA engineering services available
  • UK Customs/Immigration cleared
  • AvGas and Jet A-1 available at pumps or from bowsers
  • Multiple card acceptance (Colt, Mastercard, Multi Service, UVair, Visa, WFS/Avcard)
  • Click here for Aeronautical Information Service
  • GPUs, oxygen, nitrogen, de-icing, toilet services.
Notification Requirements

Notification requirements for UK Border Agency (Customs and Immigration) and Police (Special Branch)

For Common Travel Area (CTA) and international arrivals and departures, Coventry Airport requires a completed General Aviation Report (GAR) form (downloadable from the UK Border Agency website heremust be completed and sent to the Airport Operations department via fax or e-mail where a member of our team will forward it on to the relevant authorities on your behalf.

NOTE: Airport Operations will always pass GARs on to the relevant authorities when received during our normal working hours (1000-1800 Mon-Fri and 1000-1800 Sat & Sun). However, outside of these hours, please send your GARs directly to the authorities as well as the airport to ensure that requisite notice periods are always met.

Key Contacts

Coventry Airport Operations (EGBE/CVT)
e-mail: handling@coventryairport.co.uk
Tel: 00 44 (0) 2476 308601
Fax: 00 44 (0) 2476 516404

UK Border Agency (Customs and Immigration) National Coordination Unit (NCU) on:

e-mail: ncu@hmrc.gsi.gov.uk 
Fax: 0870 240 3738
Overseas: 00 44 1708 862521

Please put GAR, registration and airfield in the subject field of the e-mail.

Notification Periods

Outbound to EU: No obligation to notify
Outbound/Inbound Channel Islands: 12 hours
Inbound from EU: 4 hours prior to travel
Outbound/Inbound other non-EU: 24 hours

Am I obliged to notify the authorities?

Departing to:

  UK Border Agency Special Branch
Ireland (CTA) N C
Northern Ireland (CTA) N C
Isle of Man (CTA) N C
Channel Islands (CTA) C C
EU Countries* N R
Non-EU Countries N R


Arriving from:

  UK Border Agency Special Branch
Ireland (CTA) N C
Northern Ireland (CTA) N C
Isle of Man (CTA) N C
Channel Islands (CTA) C C
EU Countries* C R
Non-EU Countries C R


N = No obligation; C = Compulsory; R = Recommended as best practice.

*EU Countries: 
Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Irish Republic, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, United Kingdom.

Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway are not members of the European Union (EU) but citizens of these countries have the same rights to enter, live in and work in the United Kingdom as EU citizens.

Nationals of Switzerland are also included in this definition of EEA nationals.

UK VISA Requirements

Passengers or crew from certain non-EU countries must hold UK Visas, others may not even transit through the airport without a UK Visa. Please check the list of countries to which this applies on the UK Border Agency website here.

Regardless of pre-notification, passengers or crew from these countries will have to have passports and visas verified by UK Border Agency officers through the Coventry Airport Executive Jet Centre. To facilitate the clearance of any non-EU passengers or crew on international flights, operators may also wish to complete the UK Border Agency Clearance form MBAC/1 (Landing Card) and submit it to the Airport Operations team.