Technical Information

This information is provided for enthusiasts only. Pilots requiring information MUST contact the appropriate airport department for accurate and up-to-date information.

The airport name adopted when the terminal building was relocated to its present site in 1986 was simply "Liverpool Airport". The name "Speke" was dropped at that time because of its association with the previous terminal building and site on the northern airfield (now the Crowne Plaza - Liverpool John Lennon Airport). The airport's name officially changed to "Liverpool John Lennon Airport" in March 2002.


Opening hours:
The airport has a 24 hour operation.

A single runway with parallel taxiway is in operation. The runway orientations are 09 and 27. Length is 7500 feet (2286 metres) and the elevation is 82 feet above sea level. Surface is tarmac and 46 metres wide. There is an ILS Category II in operation together with full lighting and navigational aids. The runway is suitable for all types of aircraft and has on many occasions accommodated the largest types - Boeing 747, Antonov 124, Concorde and even a U.S.A.F. Galaxy back in 1980. These largest types would only have a restriction on the longer and heavily loaded flights.

Lockheed Tristar_Liverpool Airport
This Lockheed Tristar wide-bodied aircraft awaits departure for the return trip to Keflavik in Iceland. Its passengers had been in Liverpool for Christmas shopping and football (AT)

Radio Frequencies:
Tower:126.35 MHz
Approach:119.85 MHz
Director:118.45 MHz (not in full use)
Ground:121.85 MHz (not in full use)
Weather:124.325 MHz

Weather information:
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Fire Service:
Full 24 hour cover is provided on site and can be supplemented by the Merseyside Fire Brigade from a nearby fire station should the need arise. The airport fire service offers courses in fire fighting and has a purpose-built mock aircraft fuselage for training purposes.

HM Customs and Immigration:
Customs and Immigration Officers are in attendance for known movements and upon request for ad hoc flights.

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