Newcastle Airport has previously refused to look at modifying flight paths to reduce noise until traffic increases by 50%. This could be 10 years or more away - if ever. In any event, a full re-design could take up to 5 years to complete – not helpful to us!.
Now, new rules mean that changes to the way flight paths are managed could be completed in around 46 weeks without the complications of a full re-design. The process is called a Planned Permanent Redistribution of airspace and could help resolve our noise issues. We plan to ask the Airport about doing this very soon.