Pilot Information

Coventry Airfield is a "Designated Airport" and therefore aircraft may arrive and depart to and from any destination.

Find notification requirements to UK control authorities below. For internal UK flights, please contact Airport Operations, with your flight plans, on the details below.

For flights from the Common Travel Area (Northern Ireland, the Isle of Man, Republic of Ireland and the Channel Islands), and for international flights, please complete the General Aviation Report (GAR) form (downloadable from the UK Border Agency website click here) and send via fax or e-mail to Airport Operations:

Tel: 00 44 (0) 24 7630 8600
Email: handling@coventryairport.co.uk

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Airfield information and data

Standard airfield data for Coventry Airfield (EGBE/CVT) is available from the NATS website

Airport Codes

ICAO Code: 
IATA Code:   

Opening hours (All Times Local)

Tuesday - Saturday: 
0900 - 1700
Sunday - Monday:     AD closed 

Airfield information

  • Runway 05/23 - 2008m x 46m asphalt PCN48/F/B/X/U
  • CAT 1 Fire Cover (RFFS) with CAT 2 under remission (24 hours notice)   (Note: RFFS provided during opening hours above or NOTAM)

Radio Frequency

  • Callsign: Coventry Information: 123.830MHz - (20 nautical mile radius, up to 6000ft AMSL)

General Information
  • More than 50,000 sq. ft. of hangar space available
  • FAA & EASA engineering services available
  • UK Customs/Immigration cleared
  • AvGas and Jet A-1 available at pumps or from bowsers
  • Multiple card acceptance (Colt, Mastercard, AMEX, Multi Service, UVair, Visa, WFS/Avcard)
  • Ground Power Units available
Notification Requirements

Notification requirements for UK Border Agency (Customs and Immigration) and Police (Special Branch)

For Common Travel Area (CTA) and international arrivals and departures, Coventry Airport requires a completed General Aviation Report (GAR) form to be completed which can be submitted via the new GOV website 'Submit a GAR' at www.gov.uk/submit-gar

You’ll need the following:

  • Aircraft details (including registration number and base)
  • Arrival and departure details (date, location and scheduled times)
  • Captain, crew and passenger details (including travel document information and UK visiting address)
  • Name and telephone number of the person responsible for goods on board
  • Aircraft tax information (whether taxes have been paid and accounted for in the EU)

You can also submit a GAR by email;

Send the General Aviation Report form, to the National Co-Ordination Unit (NCU) at ncu@hmrc.gsi.gov.uk.

You should title your email: ‘GAR, airfield registration, name of airfield, postcode of airfield (if known)’. 

By phone - in an Emergency only 

+44 (0) 845 723 1110

NOTE: Airport Operations will always pass GARs on to the relevant authorities when received during our normal working hours (0900-1800 Mon-Sun). However, outside of these hours, please send your GARs directly to the authorities as well as the airport to ensure that requisite notice periods are always met.

Key Contacts

Coventry Airport Operations (EGBE/CVT)
e-mail: handling@coventryairport.co.uk
Tel: 00 44 (0) 2476 308600

Notification Periods

Outbound to EU: No obligation to notify
Outbound/Inbound Channel Islands: 12 hours
Inbound from EU: 4 hours prior to travel
Outbound/Inbound other non-EU: 24 hours

Am I obliged to notify the authorities?

Departing to:

  UK Border Agency Special Branch
Ireland (CTA) N C
Northern Ireland (CTA) N C
Isle of Man (CTA) N C
Channel Islands (CTA) C C
EU Countries* N R
Non-EU Countries N R

Arriving from:

  UK Border Agency Special Branch
Ireland (CTA) N C
Northern Ireland (CTA) N C
Isle of Man (CTA) N C
Channel Islands (CTA) C C
EU Countries* C R
Non-EU Countries C R

N = No obligation; C = Compulsory; R = Recommended as best practice.

*EU Countries: 
Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Irish Republic, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, United Kingdom.

Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway are not members of the European Union (EU) but citizens of these countries have the same rights to enter, live in and work in the United Kingdom as EU citizens.

Nationals of Switzerland are also included in this definition of EEA nationals.

UK VISA Requirements

Passengers or crew from certain non-EU countries must hold UK Visas, others may not even transit through the airport without a UK Visa. Please check the list of countries to which this applies on the UK Border Agency website here.

Regardless of pre-notification, passengers or crew from these countries will have to have passports and visas verified by UK Border Agency officers through the Coventry Airport Executive Jet Centre. To facilitate the clearance of any non-EU passengers or crew on international flights, operators may also wish to complete the UK Border Agency Clearance form MBAC/1 (Landing Card) and submit it to the Airport Operations team.

Current Fuel Prices

AVTUR JET A-1 (£1.14pl)      AVGAS 100LL  (£1.70pl) 

(All prices are excluding VAT which will be charged at the prevailing rate and subject to conditions)

Prices Correct as of 01/07/2024

Food & Drink

Food/snacks are available from:
Thursday’s & Saturdays – the Light Apron café (onsite)
The Oak, Just outside the Western Airport entrance (Parking on West Apron for aircraft)
The Midland Air Museum (Parking on Bravo Apron for the Museum)