Stansted Airport

We provide Air Traffic Control (ATC) services at 13 UK airports. At Stansted Airport we provide tower and engineering services.

Tower Services

This is an ATC service provided for the airport and surrounding airspace. The controllers will look out of the tower windows, as well as at the ATC equipment, to give aircraft clearance to taxi, take-off and land.


An engineering team, based at the airport, are responsible for maintaining air traffic control services, such as radar and the Instrument Landing System (ILS).

The Operation: 2017

The current tower was opened in 1996.

  • Flights: 190,000 (+5% on 2016)
  • Passengers: 25.9m (+7% on 2016)
  • Busiest ranking: 4th—UK’s busiest airport (flights)

Annual flight movements (historical)


London Stansted remains one of the UK’s fastest growing airport in terms of passenger volumes.

  • Furthest direct route travelled to: Las Vegas, USA
  • Most travelled to destination: Dublin
  • Airports served: 190/li>

The Airport

The iconic Lord Foster designed the terminal building. It was opened in 1991 by Her Majesty the Queen. Since then 250 million passengers have passed through it on 3.2 million flights.

  • Height of tower: 63m
  • 1 Runway: 3,048m x 46m
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    Head Office

    4000 Parkway
    PO15 7FL

    Tel: 01489 616001

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