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Tom Denton, Head of Corporate Responsibility at Gatwick, said: "This project gives us an opportunity to further reduce the number of people affected by noise, as well as focus on further reducing CO2 emissions and air-quality impacts.
"Therefore this is an important time for local people and those who live within our flight paths, who now have a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to give their feedback and influence the future of our airspace."
If the changes go ahead it could mean:
- Less noise for residents as aircraft climb higher and more quickly on take-off
- Planes would also stay higher for longer when landing
- Changes could reduce the need for so much stacking - where planes circle while waiting for a landing slot
- They could also put more routes over the sea where possible
- It could also mean fewer aircraft CO2 emissions and fuel savings for airlines
Residents living near Gatwick Airport could be getting some respite from aircraft noise. Plans about changes to the airspace have been published by Gatwick bosses and air traffic control company NATS.
The changes could mean less noise for residents, with aircraft climbing higher and more quickly on take-off and staying higher for longer when landing.