Andy Sinclair, Head of Airspace Strategy and Engagement

Andy SinclairThe purpose of our blog is to update on airspace related activities and issues at Gatwick Airport and around the local area that may be of interest to our local communities and stakeholders. I plan to include updates on public aviation consultations, airspace and operational changes and the work of our Noise Management Board. If you want to know more about noise from planes or the airport or find out more about flightpaths of aircraft, then please use our new and updated Flight Tracker site where you will find a raft of data and information.

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

Route 5 Post Implementation Review Update - 23 November 2021

The Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has published its decision in relation to a Post Implementation Review (PIR) of a revision to our Route 5 Standard Instrument Departure procedures (which are flown from runway 08) implemented four years ago in March 2017.

Although the original Route 5 design was considered to have satisfactorily achieved the objective of the airspace change, the CAA’s Instrument Flight Procedure (IFP) oversight team proposed an adjustment to that design with the aim of improving the replication of the 2012 conventional Standard Instrument Departure procedures.

The Route 5 Post Implementation Review outcome is published in CAP 2198. In the report the CAA confirmed that the Route 5 modification performed as expected and that the process in respect of this change and modification is concluded and the modification is confirmed.

The publication is available on the CAA website via the link.

See below for previous blog updates.

What we’re doing to limit aircraft noise - 13 July 2021

 

Introducing the Airline Noise Performance Table - 24 February 2021

 

Airspace and Noise Management Board Public Meeting - posted 3 December 2020

 

Airspace and Noise Management Board Annual Public Meeting - 6 November 2020

 

Route 4 2012 Airspace Change Post Implementation Review Decision and Route 4 2018 Airspace Change - 1 September 2020

 

Noise footprint for Gatwick reduces further in 2019 - 14 August 2020

 

CAA’s draft decision on Route 4 - 2012 airspace change - 11 February 2020

 

Noise Management Board Public Meeting - 4 December 2019

 

Noise information portal - September 2019

 

NMB update - August 2019

 

Route 4 update - 12 July 2019

 

Gatwick noise contours reduced in 2018 - 17 June 2019

 

New Noise and Track Keeping System and launch of the Airspace Office

 

Route 4 update - 19 February 2019

 

Airspace update - 24 January 2019

 

Annual Airspace & NMB Public Meeting and Route 4 update - 14 January 2019

 

Reduced night noise trial update - 25 September 2018

 

Route 4 update - 16 May 2018

 

Route 4 update - 29 March 2018

 

Noise reduction initiatives - 16 January 2018

 

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