Birmingham Airport conducting airspace consultations

Birmingham Airport is to conduct a consultation to engage with residents that could be affected by newly proposed flightpaths for aircraft departing to the north of the Airport from Runway 33.

The new flightpaths are being implemented due to a national programme to modernise UK airspace, which is introducing changes in the technology used to navigate aircraft and which aims to deliver a more efficient airspace system for the UK.

This will result in the removal of a number of fixed ground radio beacons known as ‘VOR’s, and the reorganisation of airspace to the north of Birmingham.

David Winstanley, Chief Operating Officer at Birmingham Airport, said:

“These consultations are an essential part of the process when submitting an Airspace Change Proposal (ACP) and are subject to review and approval by the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA).

“Aside from technical flying constraints, we also analyse the impact on surrounding communities and take the views of our local stakeholders very seriously. These consultations give an opportunity for dialogue, characterised by an open and honest approach which aims to build understanding, trust and mutual respect. We really encourage local communities to attend.”

Consultations will commence on the evening of Tuesday 4th July 2017 and will run for eight weeks between 18:00 and 20:00.

A full list of locations and dates for the consultations are below:

 

Date Venue Location
Tuesday 4th July St John’s Church Hall Walmley
Wednesday 5th July Castle Vale Community Campus Castle Vale
Thursday 6th July Highcroft Community Centre Stockland Green
Monday 10th July Methodist Church Centre Lozells
Tuesday 11th July St Wildred’s Community Centre Hodge Hill
Wednesday 12th July John Wilmott School Falcon Lodge
Thursday 13th July St John’s Church Ladywood
Monday 17th July Arden Hall Castle Bromwich
Tuesday 18th July Village Hall Curdworth
Wednesday 19th July St Mary’s Parish Centre Harborne
Thursday 20th July Birmingham Settlement Aston
Friday 21st July Nether Whitacre Village Hall Whitacre
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