RAF Northolt

House of Lords written question – answered on 11th December 2008.

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Photo of Lord Ashcroft Lord Ashcroft Deputy Chairman (Field Campaigning), The Conservative Party

To ask Her Majesty's Government what are the parameters for the use of Royal Air Force Northolt by civilian aircraft.

Photo of Baroness Taylor of Bolton Baroness Taylor of Bolton Parliamentary Under-Secretary (International Defence and Security), Ministry of Defence, Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Ministry of Defence) (International Defence and Security) (also in Foreign and Commonwealth Office)

Civil commercial aircraft movements at RAF Northolt are limited to 7,000 per calendar year and are permitted between 0800 and 2000 hours seven days a week. However, RAF Northolt is currently operating restricted hours at weekends between 1000 and 1600. Flights are restricted to those carrying fewer than 30 passengers.

Given the size of the runway and the available fire cover, there is a limitation to the size and shape of aircraft that the station can accommodate.

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