Birmingham Airport has undertaking 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: 30th APRIL 2018 - FINAL PROPOSAL SUBMITTED TO CAA
Birmingham Airport submitted its final proposal to the Civil Aviation Authority on Monday 30th April 2018.
We have carefully considered the issues raised by all stakeholders, including those from the wider community, to ensure that all points raised have been addressed prior to submitting the formal proposal to the CAA.
In the case of one of the three flightpaths - that referred to as the southbound turn - we have submitted a modified design which, in response to direct feedback from consultees, will shift the SID centreline north of the village of Curdworth and closer to Junction 9 of the M42. Proposals for the remaining two flightpaths have been submitted as specified in the initial consultation document.
The submission included our Sponsor Consultation Report (see below). This concerns the consultation, which took place between 3rd July 2017 and 16th November 2017, and provides details of how the consultation was carried out and the responses we received.
We believe our proposals offer the best balance between the competing needs of communities close to the Airport and the requirement to comply with CAA procedure design regulations and policy requirements.
The CAA now has seventeen weeks to consider the proposal and we will update these pages as soon as we know the outcome of their deliberations.