Recently, we launched our airspace change consultation, which outlines potential amendments to aircraft arriving and departing LBA.
Whilst departure routes will not change, aircraft will be able to climb earlier; reducing disruption to those under the flight paths.
Arrival routes will adapt slightly with aircraft flying fewer miles, again reducing the disruption to local communities. The new procedures will, however, require additional airspace to ensure aircraft operate with greater efficiency and provide sufficient spacing between arriving and departing aircraft.
Al Siddoway, Head of Air Traffic Control at LBA, said: “Considerable time and effort has been invested in developing these procedures to reduce impact on local communities. We would encourage interested parties to participate in this consultation process.”
The deadline for feedback has now passed.