Heathrow published the results of the first round of its consultation into new flight paths on 19th September. It has ruled out all-day concentrated flying. At HACAN we welcome this and take some credit for it as we have been campaigning for this for over a decade. The consultation, held earlier this year, asked people about what principles should be followed when the airport designs its new flight paths. Most people wanted respite and sharing out of the noise. Many said new areas should not be impacted. The least popular option was all-day flying concentrated over a few communities. The theme running through Heathrow’s report is that it will aim to share the noise around and provide respite.
The full report can be read here: https://b9kdp3cmc3m1gtje53fj9gdn-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/Heathrow-Airspace-Design-Principles-Submission.pdf