United Kingdom

RAF Northolt · London

Located just 35 minutes away from central London, the prestigious and secure RAF Northolt is the closest airport option for accessing the city and less congested than other nearby airport options.

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Location Details

Support Region
Local Time
24/7 Phone

Radio frequency

131.680 MHz

Languages spoken


Hours of operation

Open 7 days a week
Monday – Friday: 0800 – 2000 LCL
Saturday: 0800 – 1500 LCL
Sunday: 1200 – 1900 LCL




Universal Aviation, Jet Centre, Northolt Airfield, West End Road, Ruislip, HA4 6NG

Rue AhmedGeneral Manager

+44 7500 770 554


Some Great Reasons to Choose Us

  1. Location. Location. Location. We’re the closest airport to central London and less congested than other nearby airport options.
  2. We’re the closest airport to Heathrow Airport – making our location ideal for crew swaps and other GA-to-commercial itineraries.
  3. Because Northolt is a Royal Air Force (RAF) airfield, it offers a high-degree of security and privacy.
  4. Our airport is VERY EASY to operate into and out of.
  5. We can support quick turnarounds for drop-and-go’s to get passengers into London ASAP, as well as repositioning and long-term parking at London-Stansted (EGSS), which operations 24/7.

Services & Amenities for this Location

Featured Services & Amenities

Preferred Service Partners

Catering Arrangements
Ground Transportation

All Available Services & Amenities

  • Ramp Access
  • Flight Plan Filing
  • Weather Briefings
  • Permit Coordination
  • Baggage Handling
  • Security Arrangements
  • Crew Hotel Arrangements
  • Refreshments
  • Catering Arrangements
  • Ground Transportation
  • VIP Passenger Lounge
  • Crew Lounge
  • Internet Access
  • Conference Rooms
  • Car Rental
  • Lav Services
  • Customs & Immigration
  • Restrooms
  • Air Conditioning

Security Arrangements: 24 HRs Advance.

Car Rental: Reserve Online.

Lavatory Services: 24 HRs Advance.

Airport Information

Attribute Detail
Airport Name RAF Northolt
Location Ruislip, London, United Kingdom
LAT / LON 51.5540305N / 0.4171726W
Elevation 124 ft
Magnetic Variation 0.25°W (2019) / 0.15°E
Airport of Entry Yes – AOE
Hours of Operation Open 7 days a week
Monday – Friday: 0800 – 2000 LCL
Saturday: 0800 – 1500 LCL
Sunday: 1200 – 1900 LCL
Restrictions All flights require a PPR, minimum 4 hrs. for flights inbound from the EU and 24 hrs. for all other flights including those from the Common Travel Area. Aircraft without a PPR will not be admitted, without exception. No single engine aircraft are accepted except with express permission of the Station Commander or his nominated deputy.
Fuel Available

(Mil) JET A-1 with FSII (F34 AVTUR) by arrangement via Station Ops/VASS.

(Civ) JET A-1 (F34 AVTUR) via marshaller on arrival, or in advance through Commercial Booking Cell.

Various, by prior arrangement when booking aircraft slot.

Longest Runway 07/25 (1684 x 45 M)
Approaches ILS / DME
ILS ILS available for identified runway
ICAO Annex 16, Chapter II
RNAV5/RNAV10 airspace
8.33 MHz channel spacing Required
Fire Category RFF Category A6 – Higher categories may be available with prior notice.
Customs Yes
Slots Required No
PPR Required Yes, PPR is Required
Approach Frequency 126.450 MHz
Tower Frequency 120.675 MHz
Ground Frequency 121.575 MHz
Clearance Frequency 121.575 Mhz
Radar Frequency Departure: 121.125 MHz
Director: 130.350 MHz
Talkdown: 125.875 MHz
ATIS 125.125 MHz
Airport Diagram

Diagram of EGWU

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