Birmingham Airport has undertaken a consultation about proposed new flightpaths for aircraft departing the Airport to the north from Runway 33.
We are required to implement new flightpaths because of 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.
On these pages you will find the consultation document, together with supporting information to enable you to find out what is being proposed.
LATEST NEWS: CAA APPROVES NEW DEPARTURE PROCEDURES
On Friday 22nd February, Birmingham Airport received notification from the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) that the proposed new departure procedures for aircraft departing from runway 33 have been approved. The CAA has advised that Birmingham Airport will receive a formal decision letter shortly which will set out the approval and any conditions that may be attached to it. The letter will be published here and on the CAA website when this happens. In the meantime, Birmingham Airport has submitted the new procedures into the required regulatory cycle for them to be promulgated to airlines and loaded into aircraft Flight Management Systems. The new procedures will not be available for aircraft to fly until their effective date on 23rd May 2019. On this same date the current runway 33 departure routes will be removed and will no longer be flown.