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Nottingham East Midlands Airport

Nottingham East Midlands Airport

Why East Midlands Airport?

Since its opening in 1965 East Midlands Airport (EMA) has encouraged the development of a thriving and balanced air cargo community. In doing so, the Airport has recognised the need for a comprehensive range of facilities and air cargo infrastructure which have been provided through a combination of private and public capital.

The Airport Company’s Air Cargo Policy seeks to develop further air cargo and operational facilities to support the continued growth of a broad range of air cargo activities.

Nottingham East Midlands Airport


Location is one of the most important considerations of the air cargo operator and this is an area where East Midlands Airport scores top marks. Centrally located in the United Kingdom, the Airport possesses direct and immediate access to the UK’s premier motorway, the M1. Junction 24 is less than two miles away, linked to the Airport by the A453, the majority of which is dual carriageway. The M/A42 from Birmingham joins the M1 within a mile of the Airport at Junction 23A and the Stoke-Derby (M6-M1) trunk road joins the M1 at Junction 24.

Nottingham East Midlands Airport History

The Airport started life with the basic requirements of a 5,850ft runway, 60ft taxiway, new hangar floor and aprons and parking for 850 cars. Financially it was not an instant success. However the picture quickly changed with the increased volume of freight traffic soon demanding further development. In 1970 agreement was reached on creating a new freight complex and both the runway and the terminal were extended.

Further changes were made as EMA continued to grow. The late 70s saw another runway extension, soon to be followed by another upgrade for the terminal building. In 1985, a million passengers passed through the Airport for the first time and a year later Princess Anne was opening a £3million terminal extension.

In 1992 another major terminal extension was proposed but the owning local authorities, who had eagerly supported all the previous changes could not fund the development. So in 1993 and in the face of Government pressure to reduce public spending, the local authority shareholders took the bold decision to become the first major regional airport to enter the private sector.

The Airport was purchased for a price of £24.3 million by the National Express Group, who recognised the superb potential of this growing regional Airport. During the 8 year period in which they owned EMA they invested an additional £77 million in the Airport infrastructure and passenger facilities.

One of the major developments during that period was the completion of a £20 million runway extension. 600 metres were added to the existing strip, opening up huge opportunities for the Airport to be marketed as a long-haul operation. £3.5 million was also invested in a new air traffic control tower. The second highest in the country, the tower has been built to serve the needs of the Airport for the next 50 years.

In March 2001, the Manchester Airport Group completed the purchase of East Midlands Airport and Bournemouth International for £241 million.

Since then the Airport has continued to perform well. Passenger figures in 2001 soared 7% to 2.38 million and low cost carriers Go and bmibaby commenced operations from East Midlands Airport in March.

Nottingham East Midlands Airport Address:
Nottingham East Midlands Airport
Castle Donington
DE74 2SA

Tel: 0871 919 9000
E-mail: info at nottinghamema com


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General Info
Country United Kingdom
Time UTC 0(+1DT)
Latitude 52.831111
52° 49' 52.00" N
Longitude -1.328056
001° 19' 41.00" W
Elevation 306 feet
93 meters
Type Civil
Magnetic Variation 003° W (01/05)
Alternate Name EAST MIDLANDS
Operating Hours 24 HOUR OPERATIONS
International Clearance Status Airport of Entry
Daylight Savings Time Last Sunday in March to last Sunday in October

TWR 124.0
GND 121.9
ATIS 128.225
APP 134.175

ID Dimensions Surface PCN ILS
09/27 9491 x 151 feet
2893 x 46 meters

Fuel Jet A1, without icing nhibitor.

100/130 MIL Spec, low lead, aviation gasoline (BLUE)
Oil Available (Types unknown)

CAUTION All acft with a wingspan in excess of 148' must exercise ctn when using the TwyMike int with the rwy and Twy Alpha due to twy wid constraints.
FUEL Avbl 0800-1800Z++ (NC-100LL, A1)
NS ABTMT Jet acft OPS restrictions strictly enforced fr 2300-0700Z++, exc special circumstance. Req deviation fr ATC.
OIL 0-117-123-125

Runway 09/27

9491 x 151 feet
2893 x 46 meters

Runway 09
True Heading 088.0
Latitude 52.830608
52° 49' 50.19" N
Longitude -1.349572
001° 20' 58.46" W
Elevation 305.0 feet
93 meters
Slope -0.3°
Landing Distance 8901 feet
2713 meters
Takeoff Distance 9589 feet
2923 meters
Displaced Threshold Length 590 feet
180 meters
Overrun Length 98 feet
30 meters
Overrun Surface ASPHALT
Lighting System CL

Runway 27
True Heading 268.0
Latitude 52.831389
52° 49' 53.00" N
Longitude -1.306669
001° 18' 24.01" W
Elevation 280.0 feet
85 meters
Slope 0.3°
Landing Distance 9065 feet
2763 meters
Takeoff Distance 9589 feet
2923 meters
Displaced Threshold Length 426 feet
130 meters
Overrun Length 98 feet
30 meters
Overrun Surface ASPHALT
Lighting System TDZL

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