East Midlands Airport consultation

The Parish Council has been notified about an important piece of work that is about to begin at East Midlands Airport as part of the Government's national programme to modernise the way UK airspace is managed.

All airports in the UK have been asked to review their current controlled airspace up to 7,000 feet and decide whether the routes currently flown by aircraft are the best they can be.

The aim of the programme is to increase safety and efficiency of operations, whilst also seeking to reduce carbon emissions and the impact of noise.

The first stage of this process is to work with stakeholders to determine a set of design principles – or rules – that we will use to govern the review of our airspace.

You might want to share your views. You can find out more about East Midlands Airport's Future Airspace Programme by visiting its dedicated web-page at eastmidlandsairport.com/community/future-airspace.

It has also published a useful information booklet, which explains more about the programme, what the airport is trying to achieve, and the key areas where it would like input. You can view the information booklet by clicking here.

On the website and in the information booklet you will also find a link to complete an online feedback form. Here you can provide notification as to what is important to you so that it can make sure it is considered in its thinking. All of this feedback will be used by its technical teams when they start planning future routes later in the programme.

This is the biggest change to the UK's airspace in over 50 years and East Midlands Airport hopes that you will be able to find the time to play your part in shaping it.

Posted: Wed, 11 Sep 2019 21:05 by Stephen Derry

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