Civil Aviation Authority review of concentrated flight paths at London City Airport

Meeting: 
MQT on 2018-06-21
Session date: 
June 21, 2018
Reference: 
2018/1459
Question By: 
Caroline Russell
Organisation: 
City Hall Greens
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

Thank you for your answer to my question 2017/2794 in which you referred to the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) review of London City Airport concentrated flight paths, which includes a review of the reaction of residents affected. The CAA was due to publish its findings by summer 2017. I understand this was delayed to the end of last year, then to March and according to the latest CAA estimate it hopes to publish in June 2018. Given that the concentrated flight paths were introduced over two years ago, affecting many Londoners over this period, will you seek an assurance from the CAA that there will be no further delays to publication?

Answer

Answer for Civil Aviation Authority review of concentrated flight paths at London City Airport

Answer for Civil Aviation Authority review of concentrated flight paths at London City Airport

Answered By: 
The Mayor

I am disappointed that London City Airport chooses to persist with these concentrated flight paths despite the severe noise exposure for very many local residents, and ignored the representations that I and others have made on their behalf.

I understand that the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) review of this has been further delayed until September. The Deputy Mayor for Transport is writing to the CAA to seek clarification of its revised timeframes and make clear that its review must be published as soon as possible.