For CAA licencing purposes, City Airport is licensed as Manchester Barton.
For full airfield details, including charts, procedures and NOTAMS, please refer to CAP32 - UK Aeronautical Information Publication.
General Airport Information
Airport Name: Manchester Barton
ICAO Code: EGCB
Opening Hours (local)
Monday - Limited, No ATS, 0930-1600 (local) Refer to Ops Notices
Tuesday - Sunday 0900-1800 (local) / sunset, whichever is earlier.
Please refer to NOTAMs for any additional information.
Opening Hours Extensions
By prior arrangement, it may be possible to arrange extensions outside the above operating times for ad-hoc aircraft or helicopter movements.
Movements that require a licensed aerodrome are not permitted to operate outside the normal operating times unless additional RFFS provision is provided.
To discuss your requirements and for applicable charges, please contact our Ops team on 0161 789 1362.
We are PPR. All visiting, and based aircraft returning after landing away should PPR with our Operations Team. Please visit our PPR Page for details
Runway 08L/26R - 641 x 30 m grass
Runway 08R/26L - 625 x 32m grass
Runway 02/20 - 533 x 32m grass (Note 02 displaced threshold, LDA 464m)
Runway 14/32 - 398 x 32 m grass
Rescue and Fire Fighting
CAT 1 Fire Cover (RFFS) CAT 2 on remission (during operational hours).
AVGAS 100LL and AVTUR Jet A1 available (Pressurised on request)
(Please note we are unable to provide aviation fuel for non aviation use).
Fuelling closes 15 minutes prior to airfield close.
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IFR Departures / Arrivals
Please note that City Airport does not have any instrument or approach / navigational aids. All arrivals and departures must operate under VFR/VMC only.
Pilots flying IFR should plan a routing that avoids controlled airspace and for arrivals must plan a suitable alternative in the event that flight conditions preclude flight in VMC on arrival.
To download the UK AIP entry for our airport, please access this data using the link below.
Stay updated with our current rules and procedures published in our Pilot Handbook.
Please note that the above Handbook is currently being re-written for a new edition to be issued in 2022. Please refer to Notam's/Operations Notices for details of any applicable changes to procedures.
By using the airfield, all users agree to our Terms and Conditions of use.