London City EGLC LCY
Located 6nm east of London, London City airport serves the financial district - handling 2.8 million passengers annually. In order to negotiate the limited space and large buildings nearby - the runway features the steepest glideslope in the UK, which together with a 1500m runway creates a challenging approach for pilots of all aircraft.

Neighbourhood pressures together with the unique approach requirements severly limit the aircraft types which can operate into the airport - which also requires specifically qualified crews in order to ensure safe operations.

All of the stands face nose out - which negates the need for pushback from the terminal. The airport also features a jet centre at the western end - this plays host to the numerous business jets which visit the airport. Operations face restricted hours in a week - and the weekend sees the airport closingdown for 24 from the middle of Saturday onwards.
Current METAR
Key Details
Name London City
Latitude 51.505299
Longitude 0.055278
Elevation 19 ft
All IFR traffic joining the airways should file a routing to utilise standard instrument departures (SIDs). These routings assist air traffic controllers to avoid conflicts with the other London aerodromes. The routings and climb profiles also assist aircraft in avoiding large obstacles close to the aerodrome and noise sensitive communities local to the aerodrome. All SIDs level at altitude 3000ft due to interaction with Heathrow arrivals one thousand feet above within the departure corridor. Notes: Traffic positioning to Gatwick should use the LYD departure. Traffic positioning to Stansted & Luton should use the CLN departure.
Arrivals will generally be allocated one of the standard terminal arrival routings (STARs) towards one of two holding fixes (SPEAR or ALKIN). SPEAR is East of the field and is used for all arrivals from the West, North and East. The hold at SPEAR has an inbound course of 195', right hand turns, one minute legs. Levels available are 4000ft at lowest and FL70 as the highest. ALKIN is south of the field and is used for arrivals from the South. The hold at ALKIN has a 241' inbound course, right hand turns and one minute legs. The hold has (only) two available levels - 3000 and 4000 feet.


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