New flight paths ‘ will not mean more noise’
A public consultation has been launched in to proposals for the airport to invest in the provision of new defined flight paths which it says will improve certainty of operations for aircraft using the airport.
The new Instrument Approach Procedures ( IAPs) are aimed at reducing the number of diversions due to weather, and will help ensure the airport keeps up with advances in navigation technology.
Mick Lambert, aerodrome manager at Blackbushe Airport explained: “We have drawn up our proposals for the new IAPs, and we are now in a position to engage with the local community, including our neighbours, local councils and the aviation community to explain our plans in more detail, and ensure that any concerns are acknowledged.
“Blackbushe Airport plays a key part in our regional economy, so it is essential that we continue to develop the airport to its full potential, while also respecting and protecting the needs of local communities – so the more people who take part in this consultation, the more effective we can be in terms of making the right decisions.”
The initial public sultation will run Friday October 6.
The airport is hosting a public drop- in session on Monday August 7 ( 2pm7pm to present further information on the proposals. Venue details are on the airport’s website. conuntil