Environment and Community

Coventry Airport, part of Regional and City Airports (RCA), recognises it has a duty of care to the communities affected by its day-to-day operations.

RCA is committed to being a good neighbour and reducing the impact it has on these communities and the environment. The Coventry Airport team takes these obligations very seriously and operates a number of measures to ensure it can meet and surpass all environmental legislation.

Aircraft Noise complaints

Should any member of the community be concerned about aircraft noise, please complete the Noise Complaint form here.

Notifiable Obstruction 

Working, building and events in the vicinity of an Airport can present significant risks if not managed responsibly by developers.  This can include events using fireworks / lighting / sky lanterns, construction sites and drone flying.

As a result, we always encourage you to communicate with us should the activity fall within at least 6km of the airfield.

If the activity or development requires the use of lifting equipment, mobile or tower cranes, they should be operated in accordance with British Standard 7021 and CAA Publication - CAP 1096.  The Airport should be notified of plans to erect these cranes at least 21 days in advance.  

Please click here to inform us of your notifiable activity (events using fireworks / lighting / sky lanterns, construction sites wishing to use lifting equipment, mobile or tower cranes).  

NOTE: Do not proceed with your operation of a Crane or tall obstruction equipment until permission has been granted.

Drones & Remote Control Aircraft/ Helicopters (Small Unmanned Aircraft)

Operating a Drone or Remote Control Aircraft/ Helicopter (Small Unmanned Aircraft)?

Information about Safety rules that apply can be found on the CAA website; https://www.caa.co.uk


On the 13th March 2019 the drone Flight Restriction Zone (FRZ) around airports and airfields changes.

The government has introduced a new rule stating that the 1km restriction from the airfield boundary is replaced by a restriction using the airfield’s existing aerodrome traffic zone, which has a radius of two and a half nautical miles and then five kilometres by one kilometre zones starting from the point known as the ‘threshold’ at the end of each of the airfield’s runways. Both zones extend upwards to a height of 2,000 feet above the airfield. 

This new law applies to all drones AND remote control aircraft/helicopters.

Flight Restricted Zone (FRZ)


It is illegal to fly any drone at any time within these restricted zones unless you have permission from air traffic at Coventry Airport or, if air traffic is not operational at the requested time of the flight, from the airport itself.

To request permission to fly inside the FRZ, please fill out the request form here.

The minimum notice for permission to fly is 7 days
Requests to fly in the FRZ will not be accepted by telephone.

Airport Publications

Airport Documents Portal

Latest versions of our Aerodrome Manual, SMS and related publications are now available via our Airport Document Portal.

Airport Consultative Committee

The Airport Consultative Committee meets quarterly and is made up of representatives from the Airport Authority, aerodrome users, local parish councils, local authorities and associated businesses and interested parties.  It allows for the exchange of information and ideas and for concerns to be raised.

22nd May 2019 Minutes View here

20th November 2018 Minutes View here

17th July 2018 Minutes View here

20th February 2018 Minutes View here

14th November 2017 Minutes View here.

23rd August 2017 Minutes View here..

29th June 2017 Minutes View here

Airfield Incident Reporting (OSHENS)


Mandatory Occurrence Reporting (ECCAIRS)


Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2015/1018 of 29 June 2015 laying down a list classifying occurrences in civil aviation to be mandatorily reported according to Regulation (EU) No 376/2014 of the European Parliament and of the Council (Text with EEA relevance)