The Civil Aviation Authority have kindly updated FTF on the following in relation to the new London City Airport flightpath (Standard Instrument Departure) which was introduced in May 2009. The shift of this particular flight path on departures taking off into the west and banking over Bow, Leyton and Wanstead was a controversial move, and has resulted in an increase in complaints from residents in the areas affected.
I am writing to update you on the progress of the CAA’s Post Implementation Review of the changes to the London City Airport Standard Instrument Departure (SID) routes introduced on 9 May 2009.
The Review was initiated in May 2010 when the change sponsor, NATS, was requested to provide operational data concerning the traffic distribution associated with the revised SIDs covering the 12 months since implementation. NATS have provided the data and our initial analysis has now led us to request further technical data from NATS, which will take time to assemble and analyse. Consequently, the target date for the publication of the Post Implementation Review will now be 31 October 2010
FTF would advise any resident who has found themselves to have been negatively affected by the change of this flight path to submit their feedback to the CAA in regard to the change experienced since last May, and how it has impacted upon your area.
You can submit your comments to the CAA:
Mr J. Walker, Business Coordinator
Directorate of Airspace Policy
CAA House45-59 Kingsway