Andy Sinclair, Head of Airspace Strategy and Engagement

Andy SinclairThe purpose of our blog is to update readers on airspace related activities and issues at Gatwick Airport and around the local area. We have recently extended the focus of the blog from talking only about  Route 4 to including all other aspects of airspace operations that may be of interest to our local communities and stakeholders.

There is a lot happening this year in terms of public aviation consultations as well as some operational changes and I thought it might be useful to keep you up-to-date on all such activity. I plan to post here every few weeks on the most topical issues, including as work being taken forward by our Noise Management Board.

All previous blogs are at the bottom of this page with the most recent blog first.

Gatwick Airport Airspace and Noise Management Board Public Meeting - 7 December 2017

Together with the Noise Management Board (NMB), we will be hosting our annual Airspace and NMB public meeting between 09.00 and 13.00 on Thursday 7 December at the Hilton Hotel, South Terminal, Gatwick Airport.

The meeting will provide an opportunity for you to hear directly from those involved with the NMB and learn more about the work Gatwick Airport has been undertaking with our industry and community partners. Your will also be able to view first hand specialist interactive aviation noise-related technology, concepts and insights, including Virtual Community Noise Simulator.

A question and answer session will conclude the meeting with a panel of NMB community noise and industry representatives including NATS (the National air traffic service provider), the Civil Aviation Authority and the Department for Transport.

Places are available on a first come first served basis and if you would like to come along, please email: with your name and address.

We look forward to welcoming you on the day.

See below for previous blog updates.

Improving information - 9 October 2017


Departures works and NMB - 14 September 2017


Focus on departures - 4 July 2017


Proposed airspace change for Gatwick standard arrival routes from the south and west - 5 June 2017


Assessing new departures procedure - 22 May 2017


Airspace update - 16 May 2017


Airspace update - 13 April 2017


Airspace update - 17 February 2017


Route 4 update - 23 December 2016


Route 4 update - 11 November 2016


Route 4 update - 31 October 2016


Route 4 update - 12 September 2016


Route 4 update - 4 August 2016


Route 4 update - 8 July 2016


route 4 update - 22 June 2016


Route 4 update - 13 June 2016


Route 4 update - 26 May 2016


Route 4 update - 4 May 2016


Route 4 update - 8 February 2016


Route 4 update - 31 January 2016