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Manchester Airport

Manchester Airport Today, Manchester Airport is one of Britain's, and the world's principal airports, handling millions of passengers each year, connecting the North of England with global destinations. Still growing, we have an exciting and promising future, but an equally illustrious past which began in 1928.

Prior to that date, Manchester had seen plenty of air activity, starting in 1910, when Louis Paulhan landed his Farman biplane in a field near Burnage, claiming the £10,000 Daily Mail prize as the first man to fly from London to Manchester.

Various short-lived aerodromes sprang up in and around Manchester thereafter, in order to handle increasing air traffic, and in 1919, Britain's first ever scheduled air service commenced from a private airfield in Manchester, flying to Birkdale Sands in Southport, then on to South Shore, Blackpool.

However, Manchester still had no permanent airport but in 1926, some far-seeing city fathers realised that unless Manchester had a permanent airport, the city would suffer commercially. They agitated for the establishment of a more permanent airport, and as a result of their efforts, the first Manchester Airport was built, leading to Manchester Airport as we know it today.

Manchester Airport 1928
Barton, near Eccles, is chosen as the site of Manchester's new aerodrome. At the same time, Manchester City Council is keen to establish a municipal airport, so a temporary airfield is built in Wythenshawe.

1930
Barton is completed, including a control tower and large hangar (both still standing today).

1935
Building work at Ringway commences.

1946
Normal passenger services resume.

1951
The main runway is extended from 1,280 metres to 1,798 metres.

1955
The first inclusive tour flight operates to Ostend.

1962
HRH the Duke of Edinburgh opens the new £2.7 million terminal. It is the first in Europe to incorporate the pier system, in which passengers remain under cover until ready to board the aircraft.

Manchester Airport 1974
An inter-continental pier opens, capable of handling Boeing 747s. Unlike other piers, it features travellators, waiting lounges and air conditioning. For the first time, air bridges connect passengers direct to the aircraft.

1978
15 scheduled airlines operate flights to 37 destinations in the UK, Europe and North America. Over a hundred companies operate at the airport, employing more than 5,000 people.

1980
For the first time, passengers top more than half a million in one month.

1987
A throughput of one million passengers a month is achieved for the first time.

1988
Manchester Airport celebrates its Golden Jubilee.

1991
Manchester publishes its new 'Development Strategy for the year 2005', including plans for the 21st century airport, designed to handle 30 million passengers per annum by 2005. Proposals for the Airport's second runway are included in this document.

1995
Passenger throughput hits 15 million.

1999
Manchester Airport acquires a majority shareholding in Humberside International Airport.

Manchester Airport 2000
Work starts on the £60 million Integrated Public Transport Interchange and the government gives the go ahead for a £289 million Metrolink extension to the Airport.

2001
Manchester Airport completed the purchase of East Midlands and Bournemouth Airport to become the second largest airport operator in the UK.
The second runway opens in February.

2002
Manchester Airport was a major sponsor of the Commonwealth Games.

2003
£5.5 million retail upgrade of Terminal 1 is completed and extensive development of Terminal 2 gets underway.
The bid to house one of the retired Concorde fleet is successful. It is announced it will be on display in the Aviation Viewing Park from Spring/Summer 2004.

2004
The Station is officially opened by the Rt Hon Margaret Beckett, MP.
The airport celebrates it's 20 millionth passenger in the space of a year.

Manchester Airport
Manchester
M90 1QX

Tel: +44 (0) 161 489 3000
Fax: +44 (0) 161 489 3813

WWW: http://www.manchesterairport.co.uk/




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General Info
Country United Kingdom
ICAO ID EGCC
Time UTC 0(+1DT)
Latitude 53.353744
53° 21' 13.48" N
Longitude -2.274950
002° 16' 29.82" W
Elevation 257 feet
78 meters
Type Civil
Magnetic Variation 003° W (01/05)
Operating Agency CIVIL GOVERNMENT, (LANDING FEES AND DIPLOMATIC CLEARANCE MAY BE REQUIRED)
International Clearance Status Airport of Entry


Communications
TWR 118.625
119.4
GND 121.85
121.7
125.375
(121.85 0630-2200Z++, 121.7 OT)
CLNC DEL
Opr 0700-2200Z++ Call DELIVERY
121.7
ATIS 128.175
121.975
APP 119.525
118.575
121.35
(Call RADAR 119.4 118.575)(Call Director 121.35)


Runways
ID Dimensions Surface PCN ILS
06R/24L 9997 x 150 feet
3047 x 46 meters
CONCRETE. 079RCWT YES
06L/24R 10000 x 150 feet
3048 x 46 meters
ASPHALT 094FCWT YES


Navaids
Type ID Name Channel Freq Distance From Field Bearing From Navaid
VOR-DME MCT MANCHESTER 082Y 113.55 At Field -
NDB MCH MANCHESTER - 428 At Field -


Supplies/Equipment
Fuel Jet A1, without icing nhibitor.

100/130 octane gasoline, leaded, MIL-L-5572F (GREEN)


Remarks
CAUTION Acft equipped with rdo altimeter may experience large alt indication fluctuations when on final for Rwy 06L. Bird haz Apr-Sep.
FUEL (NC-100LL, A1)
OIL O-123-128-156
RSTD PPR. Dur lo vis Rwy 06L-24R hi speed exit twy not avbl wo gnd movement RADAR unless inst by ATC. Start up clnc rqr. All areas S of Rwy 06L-24R are clsd to acft opr.

Runway 06R/24L

9997 x 150 feet
3047 x 46 meters



Runway 06R
Surface CONCRETE.
True Heading 051.1
Latitude 53.331975
53° 19' 55.11" N
Longitude -2.310661
002° 18' 38.38" W
Elevation 186.0 feet
57 meters
Slope 0.4°
Landing Distance 9393 feet
2863 meters
Takeoff Distance 10095 feet
3077 meters
Displaced Threshold Length 604 feet
184 meters
Overrun Length 98 feet
30 meters
Overrun Surface SURFACE UNKNOWN.
Lighting System CL
HIRL
J
PAPI

Runway 24L
Surface CONCRETE.
True Heading 231.1
Latitude 53.349122
53° 20' 56.84" N
Longitude -2.274989
002° 16' 29.96" W
Elevation 227.0 feet
69 meters
Slope -0.4°
Landing Distance 9393 feet
2863 meters
Takeoff Distance 10100 feet
3078 meters
Displaced Threshold Length 604 feet
184 meters
Overrun Length 103 feet
31 meters
Overrun Surface SURFACE UNKNOWN.
Lighting System CL
HIRL
J
PAPI

Runway 06L/24R

10000 x 150 feet
3048 x 46 meters



Runway 06L
Surface ASPHALT
True Heading 051.0
Latitude 53.345144
53° 20' 42.52" N
Longitude -2.292744
002° 17' 33.88" W
Elevation 212.0 feet
65 meters
Slope 0.4°
Landing Distance 8599 feet
2621 meters
Takeoff Distance 10000 feet
3048 meters
Displaced Threshold Length 1401 feet
427 meters
Lighting System TDZL
CL
HIRL
J
PAPI

Runway 24R
Surface ASPHALT
True Heading 231.0
Latitude 53.362356
53° 21' 44.48" N
Longitude -2.257136
002° 15' 25.69" W
Elevation 249.0 feet
76 meters
Slope -0.4°
Landing Distance 9400 feet
2865 meters
Takeoff Distance 10000 feet
3048 meters
Displaced Threshold Length 600 feet
183 meters
Lighting System TDZL
CL
HIRL
J
PAPI

Navaids



MANCHESTER
Type ID Channel Freq Country State
VOR-DME MCT 082Y 113.55 United Kingdom -
Latitude Longitude Airport
53.356944
53° 21' 25.00" N
-2.262222
002° 15' 44.00" W
EGCC


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