Corporate Handling


CoDA is conveniently located 7miles North East of Derry-Londonderry.  Influential travel guide publisher Lonely Planet named Derry~Londonderry 4th in its top 10 cities to visit in 2013.

Titled UK City of Culture for 2013, Derry-Londonderry has hosted a year packed with world class events, conferences and cultural experiences.

Corporate Aviation

City of Derry Airport (LDY EGAE) offers first class aircraft handling.  Our dedicated team cater for all business jets up to and including “BBJ & 757″.  We have a range of facilities available for Corporate Aviation including parking (on or off the main ramp – Private aircraft up to 23T MTOW can be parked away from the busy terminal building with direct private transport for passengers).

Aircrafts arriving from outside the UK will go directly to Border Control, once clearance to UK is granted passenger transport will be waiting for onward journey.

Additional Services:

CoDA’s maintains excellent relationships with local catering providers offering a range of options to meet all needs, including high level cuisine for the VIP aircraft at very competitive rates.  Chauffeur driven vehicle available on request and taxis for clients and crew.  Exclusive corporate rates when booked through CoDA Aviation Centre.

If you are staying overnight we can recommend Hotels in the City or perhaps you would prefer to take up a round of Golf in one of the beautiful Golf and Country Clubs, let our Corporate Aviation Co-ordinators recommend some of our local attractions.

Chartering an Aircraft

CoDA would be delighted to assist with your plans, whether travelling for business or leisure, we work alongside Charter Brokers Air Charter Service in London and offer excellent flight deals.  Flying from City of Derry Airport to thousands of destinations around the World at very competitive prices.  For more details and competitive market prices please contact our dedicated Corporate Aviation Coordinators.

Our Corporate Aviation team fully understand the needs of the business & private aircraft user and offer the following services:


·Flight Planning & Weather Reports
·Apron Transfers
·Amelia Earhart Business Lounge
·Passenger & Baggage Screening (if required)
·Secure parking zone
·Refuelling (JetA1 and Avgas)
·Full Aircraft Support Services
·Out of hours on request
·Customs, Immigration & Special Branch
·Catering Services
·Meeting Facilities
·Hotel Arrangements at Corporate Rates


CoDA Corporate Aviation Centre accept all major credit cards.  CoDA also accept British Pounds and Euros can be exchanged in the Bureau De Change in the main Terminal building.

Contact us:

Please contact our dedicated Corporate Aviation team:


Telephone:  +44 (0) 28 7181 0784

CoDA looks forward to discussing your handling request / requirements, please contact us direct via email:

Pilot Information

City of Derry Airport - CoDA (Operations) Ltd,   
Airport Road, Eglinton, Derry, BT47 3GY
Corporate Aviation Co-Ordinators: Laura or Leona
+44 (0) 28 7181 0784 ext 358 (or ext 250)
02871 813597
Telegraphic address
Siobhan McAnaney
Opening hours
Up to date opening hours published in AIP.
Fire Cover
Fire Cat 1 to 7 during published open hours
N550234 W0070940
Aerodrome Elevation
23 Feet
Runway: 08/26
Runway Length: 1967m    
Runway Width: 45m
Runway Surface: AsphaltInstrument: Yes

Hangarage available at CoDA Aviation Centre

Secure, managed hangerage now available at CoDA Aviation Centre.  Our newly refurbished hanger is 1,696m2 and can accommodate a mixture of aircraft up to and including Bombardier Global Express.  Competitive hanger parking rates now available, starting from as little as £19.10 per week for single engine private aircraft.

Please contact Shauna McDevitt for more information on hangerage facilitates at CoDA via email: or telephone: +44 (0) 2871 810784 ext 319 (Monday – Friday 0900 – 1700).

Please contact Leona or Laura on 07809342926 / 07885803297 or email with corporate aviation requests / enquiries.  We would love to hear from you.


In late 2009, Derry City Council, who own City of Derry Airport, placed an advert in the European journal for a ‘Partnership Opportunity’ at the airport. Parsons Brinckerhoff / Regional & City (PB/RCA) Airports, a Balfour Beatty Company, together with 6 other parties, responded to the advert, with PB/RCA proposing a Management Services Agreement which would supplement the existing management team with PB/RCA staff whilst leveraging the expertise embedded at the two Regional & City operated airports. After a number of rounds of bidding, PB/RCA were awarded the 10 year contract, in October 2010.

This form of contract is the first of its kind within the UK aviation market. Other forms of contract, such as concession agreements, are in existence but this model, where the asset is owned by one party with management services provided by another is new and reflects the unique offering of PB/RCA – consultancy services delivered by Parsons Brinckerhoff supplemented with expertise and operational support from the management teams of Regional & City Airports at their existing two Balfour Beatty airports.

In 2013 Balfour Beatty announced the sale of its interest in aerospace to Patriot Aerospace, the aviation division of Rigby Group PLC.  As part of this sale Regional City Airport Management (RCAM) were established as the consultancy division of the organisation and replaced Parsons Brinkerhoff.  RCAM is a specialist airport management company which is focused on operating airports which accommodate up to 3 million passengers a year, cargo, freight, corporate and general aviation.  RCAM is responsible for the overall operation of City of Derry Airport and Blackpool Airport and has taken over the management of Patriot Aerospace’s airport assets comprising of Exeter International Airport,  Coventry Airports & Cardiff Heliport.

Posted in MSA

Management Team

Damien Tierney
Airport Director

Damien Tierney was appointed to the position of Airport Manager in October 2009 after serving in various positions at City of Derry Airport since 1990. A MBA qualified manager, Damien has twenty years experience in the aviation industry.

In 1995 he became the airport’s Executive Officer with responsibility for all landside airport activities including administration, finance, marketing and all terminal services. In 2007 he became Commercial Manager with responsibility for all commercial activity and route development.

Julian Benbow
Operations Director

Julian Benbow

With more than 18 years of airport operations experience, Julian has been primarily responsible for delivery of the airports safety improvement works programme which has seen the development of a new aircraft parking apron and associated facilities and procedures. Julian has also developed the aerodromes Safety Management System (SMS) which is primarily designed to meet all requirements of a growing airport operation.

In addition to the airfield activities Julian has recently overseen all of the terminal related development projects including a new international arrivals hall, departure lounge facilities, central search area and customer services desk.

Julian’s vision for CoDA is to provide effective, efficient regional air transportation services in collaboration with all of the airport’s partners, including the airlines, Civil Aviation Authority, concessionaires and all airport tenants.

Michael Edwards
Air Traffic Services Manager


Michael Edwards started his aviation career as a Flying Instructor having qualified as a pilot at City of Derry Airport, then named Eglinton Airport. In 1989 Michael returned to City of Derry Airport, working as an Air Traffic Control Officer and subsequently Operations Manager. Michael was appointed as Air Traffic Services Manager in 2007.

Frances Wilson
Finance Manager and Company Secretary

Frances Wilson

Frances Wilson is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Ireland, with over five years experience in both accountancy practice and industry. She joined the team at CODA (Operations) Limited in 2008 on secondment from Pricewaterhouse Coopers and was appointed Finance and Administration Manager in December 2010. In June 2011, Frances took on the role of Company Secretary. Frances provides senior management and board of directors with financial and business information required to drive the company and manage its efficiencies.


Mr. Roy Devine – Chairman

Mr. Paul Byrne

Mr. Albert Harrison

Cllr Gerard Diver

Cllr Joseph Miller

Cllr Eric McGinley

Mr. Damien Tierney

Mr. Joe Campbell

Ms. Sharon O Connor