Stansted Turns Down the Noise
LONDON STANSTED Airport is to consult the public over new take-off procedures that could reduce aircraft noise for local communities
LONDON STANSTED Airport is to consult the public over new take-off procedures that could reduce aircraft noise for local communities.
Performance Based Navigation, which uses GPS technology, enables flight crews to more accurately follow prescribed departure routings, minimising the aircraft’s noise footprint on the ground. Results from a recent trial on two of the airport’s existing departure routes (Clacton 22 and Detling 04) showed that 85% fewer people were directly overflown using the new procedures.
The initiative – undertaken in partnership with easyJet and air traffic control provider NATS – has taken more than two years to develop and is now subject to a 12-week public consultation (ending November 27) before it is submitted to the Civil Aviation Authority for approval.
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