Airspace proposals 'un­safe'

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The All-party Par­lia­men­tary Group has branded the pro­posed changes to Lon­don-ox­ford's and RAF Brize Nor­ton's airspace as 'dan­ger­ous' and 'un­safe'. Af­ter re­ceiv­ing com­ments from Par­lia­men­tary col­leagues, the pub­lic and airspace users, the APPG has made sub­mis­sions to the two con­sul­ta­tions high­light­ing 'wide­spread con­cern that the changes will dam­age the in­ter­ests of the ma­jor­ity of those in­volved in gen­eral avi­a­tion'. APPG Chair, The Rt Hon Grant Shapps MP, said "...it’s im­por­tant to re­alise that in try­ing to ad­dress safety con­cerns near these air­fields, the mea­sures would dra­mat­i­cally harm safety in the con­stricted ar­eas just out­side." The APPG has put for­ward al­ter­na­tive airspace de­signs ad­dress­ing the op­er­a­tional needs of both RAF Brize Nor­ton and Lon­don-ox­ford, with­out vastly ex­pand­ing the ex­ist­ing area of con­trolled airspace.

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