London City to consult on flight paths

Posted on August 28, 2014


London City Airport are to consult on flight paths.  Below is what is on their website.  More may emerge on 4th September but our only comment right now is: translation please! 

From London City Website:

From 4 September to 27 November 2014 London City Airport (LCY) is consulting on proposals to modernise its flight paths, to allow the introduction of Area Navigation (RNAV), superseding the ground-based navigational systems used today.  The consultation is a statutory requirement according to Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) regulations.

The London City Airport proposal seeks to replicate the existing conventional flight paths with equivalent RNAV routes.  The concept is not optional – a legal mandate is being introduced by the Civil Aviation Authority which will require all aircraft to be equipped to navigate using RNAV by November 2017, and a mandate for the airspace to provide RNAV routes is expected to be effective by winter 2019. 

The proposed changes are key to achieving network efficiency and reducing delays in the south and are an important part of the London Airspace Management Programme (LAMP), NATS’ wider programme to modernise the air route system over London and the south east.