Gatwick consults on air change

Residents living near one of our busiest airports could be getting some respite from aircraft noise with possible changes to airspace around Gatwick Airport.

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How proposed changes at Gatwick could reduce noise

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

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