London City Airport - noise complaints

Meeting: 
MQT on 2017-07-13
Session date: 
July 13, 2017
Reference: 
2017/2794
Question By: 
Caroline Russell
Organisation: 
City Hall Greens
Asked Of: 
The Mayor
Category: 

Question

According to London City Airport's statistics, presented to its Consultative Committee, since City Airport introduced concentrated flight paths, noise complaints from residents have increased four-fold in 2016, compared with the previous year. Will you press London City Airport to review their concentrated flight paths and clarify the steps they are taking to guarantee communities a break from aviation noise?

Answer

Answer for London City Airport - noise complaints

Answer for London City Airport - noise complaints

Answered By: 
The Mayor

It is clear that the concentrated flight paths introduced by London City Airport are not working.

Valerie Shawcross, my Deputy Mayor for Transport, met with London City Airport to raise these concerns with the Airport directly and press them on steps they can take. As part of the statutory airspace process, the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) is scheduled to undertake a review of the changes this year.

We will continue to raise the issue with London City Airport.  We also continue to make the case to the CAA that there must be a fairer distribution of flightpaths that will address the severe noise impacts.