Civil Aviation Authority backing for concentrated flight paths

Meeting: 
MQT on 2018-11-22
Session date: 
November 22, 2018
Reference: 
2018/3049
Question By: 
Caroline Russell
Organisation: 
City Hall Greens
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

In light of the CAA endorsement of the concentrated flight paths at City Airport and given your representation to the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) that: "there must be a fairer distribution of flightpaths that will address the severe noise impacts," are you considering any action?

Answer

Civil Aviation Authority backing for concentrated flight paths

Civil Aviation Authority backing for concentrated flight paths

Answered By: 
The Mayor

On 22 October 2018, the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) published its review into the flight path changes at London City Airport, after a delay of over a year. The report findings were disappointing but not surprising given the narrow remit of the CAA review.

 

Local communities continue to suffer severe noise impacts as a result of the concentrated flight paths which the Airport chose to implement.

 

The Airport has a responsibility to its local communities and this will be a critical factor as it embarks on a process of developing a new masterplan.

 

The Deputy Mayor for Transport will be raising the issue of the concentrated flight paths and their severe impacts directly with the new Chief Executive Officer of London City Airport when they meet next month.