HC Deb 23 June 1980 vol 987 cc16-7W
Mr. Rooker

asked the Secretary of State for Trade if he will list the approved airports in the world where British aircraft visit on commercial flights and where there is no local radar.

Mr. Eyre

Aerodromes available for international air transport are listed in the regional plans of the International Civil Aviation Organisation which cover the whole world. Details of a particular State's own international aerodromes are published in that State's aeronautical information publication, which lists the various facilities, including radar services, available at each aerodrome.

United Kingdom registered aircraft on public transport flights could operate into any of these aerodromes provided that the operators comply with the requirements of the United Kingdom civil aviation legislation; among other things they are required to ensure that the minimum navigation and other facilities are available at the aerodromes to be used and that the aerodromes are otherwise suitable for use, with adequate safety margins.

The number of international aerodromes listed world-wide runs into many hundreds and the specific details requested could be obtained only at a disproportionate cost.