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AIP Supplement United Kingdom

Aeronautical Information Service

AIP SUP 001/2020

Effective 16 JAN 2020


Notes

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(b) References are to the UK AIP.
(c) Information, where applicable,
should also be used to amend
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  LONDON GATWICK AIRPORT EGKK CHANGE TO RUNWAY DECLARED DISTANCES

1 — Introduction

1.1 Gatwick Airport Limited (GAL) is reducing the declared distances for Runways 08L/26R and 08R/26L.

2 — Background

2.1 An incident of a late rotation on Runway 26R in 2018 prompted a formal investigation by the Air Accidents Investigation Branch (AAIB). A safety action from the report was to ‘investigate whether it would be possible to use an alternative holding point when runway 26R is in use to allow for a more familiar 90° turn to line up onto the runway’. As a result, GAL has been working with key stakeholders to identify a way to mitigate some of the risk and it has been agreed the first access point to Runway 26R for aircraft and vehicles, will be via Taxiway Charlie. The take-off run available (TORA), take-off distance available (TODA), accelerate-stop distance available (ASDA) and landing distance available (LDA) are therefore reduced for Runway 26R as detailed in Para 4.1.
2.2 Additionally, as a result of detailed surveying undertaken during the recent Obstacle Survey some minor reductions have also been made to the TORA, ASDA and LDA for Runway 08L; the LDA for Runway 08R and the ASDA and LDA for Runway 26L as detailed in Paras 4.2 and 4.3.
2.3 The charts at Appendix 1 illustrate the existing and revised access routes for Runway 26R.

3 — Programme

3.1 Works are in progress to update the software for the AGL system to provide ATC with more flexibility when selecting routings. There will be no changes to the physical layout with the exception of the removal of the existing TODA sign for Runway 26R.
3.2 The changes are planned to take place during the week of the 3rd to 7th February 2020. Detailed time and date confirmation will be communicated via NOTAM and a Gatwick Airport Notice (GAN) as appropriate.

4 — Operational Implications

4.1  Runway 26R

During 26R Operations

  1. The first entry point to access Runway 26R will be via Taxiway Charlie

  2. The route via Taxiway Alpha November will not be available

    Note: The above restrictions apply to aircraft and vehicle movements.

The existing and revised declared distances are detailed in the table below, changes are in bold:

RunwayDesignatorTORATODAASDALDA
26R (Existing)2565M2703M2565M2148M
26R (Revised) 2515M 2657M 2515M 2146M

4.2   Runway 08L

During 08L Operations

The procedures for Runway 08L will remain unchanged and exit via Taxiway Alpha November will remain available.

The existing and revised declared distances are detailed in the table below, changes are in bold:

RunwayDesignatorTORATODAASDALDA
08L (Existing)2565M3040M2565M2243M
26R (Revised) 2561M 3040M 2561M 2241M

4.3  Runways 08R/26L

The existing and revised declared distances are detailed in the table below, changes are in bold:

RunwayDesignatorTORATODAASDALDARemarks
Runway 08R Existing
08R (Existing)3159M3311M3233M2766M 
08R (Existing)2931M3083M3005M Take-off from intersection with Hold Hotel 1
08R (Existing)2782M2934M2856M Take-off from intersection with Hold Golf 1 Runway 08R Revised
Runway 08R Revised
08R (Revised)3159M3311M3233M 2765M  
08R (Revised)2931M3083M3005M Take-off from intersection with Hold Hotel 1
08R (Revised)2782M2934M2856M Take-off from intersection with Hold Golf 1 Runway 26L Existing
Runway 26L Existing
26L (Existing)3255M3399M3316M2831M 
26L (Existing)3142M3286M3203M Take-off from intersection with Hold Alpha 1
26L (Existing)2897M3041M2958M Take-off from intersection with Hold Bravo 1
26L (Existing)2464M2608M2525M Take-off from intersection with Hold Charlie Runway 26L Revised
Runway 26L Revised
26L (Revised)3255M3399M 3317M 2830M  
26L (Revised)3142M3286M3203M Take-off from intersection with Hold Alpha 1
26L (Revised)2897M3041M2958M Take-off from intersection with Hold Bravo 1
26L (Revised)2464M2608M2525M Take-off from intersection with Hold Charlie

5 — Promulgation

5.1 Further information will be available in due course as follows:
  1. NOTAMs will be issued as appropriate

  2. The UK AIP entry for LGW will be updated once the work has been completed

  3. Gatwick Airport Notices will be issued to the wider Gatwick community

  4. Communications with affected parties will be undertaken

6 — Enquiries

6.1 All enquiries should be directed to the Head of Airside Compliance; george.carney@gatwickairport.com Tel: 07720-946132