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Changes to D201 and D202 Airspace

From 13 September 2018, significant changes to the D201 and D202 Danger Area complexes take effect. The part of D201E that previously engulfed WWA is now part of the D202 complex, and the remaining part of D201E has been merged with D201 and re-named D201H. WWA is now located wholly inside D202D, which means that …

Airport supports army trials

Throughout October last year, WWA played host to more than 100 British Army personnel as they conducted major operational field trials on their Watchkeeper unmanned air system. The trials, that sometimes saw the dual operation of unmanned air vehicles was supported by the airport’s specialised services, whilst the required airspace management and air traffic services …

Major contract for airport services

The long term future of unmanned aircraft operations at WWA has been assured by the signing of a contract with Thales UK for the supply of accommodation and airport services worth £7.5m over the next 5 years. This important agreement ensures Thales’ continued use of the best facilities available for the delivery of the Watchkeeper …

Additional customer accommodation at WWA

WWA has announced it is to develop a new facility on the site in the form of a modern hangar with integral workshops, offices conference areas.  The development will also include a new three storey Control Tower for air traffic operations. Construction is due to commence later in 2017 with completion expected by the spring …

West Wales Radar goes on line

The latest addition to the airport’s operational infrastructure is a new radar and air traffic control service.  Licenced by the CAA for civilian air traffic management, the radar is also accepted by the MAA.  This means the airport now has complete independence to manage the danger areas in Cardigan Bay as well as those inland …

From WWA to Antarctica

Following extensive tests, demonstration and operator training at WWA, the UAVE unmanned platform, Prion 3, is now in service on the other side of the world assisting the British Antarctic Survey (BAS) at their science research station at Rothera on the Antarctic continent. The long range flight endurance characteristic of the Prion is known to …

New Met provision at the airport

A new meteorological (Met) service will soon be available to enable customers using the airport and surrounding airspace to plan their flight operations with more accuracy, as the company has embarked of the installation of an automated Met centre on the airport.  In addition, it has contracted an independent Met forecasting company to supply detailed …