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

More information can be found here.

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