In 2017, the Government set out its policy on the future of UK airspace which made it clear that airspace modernisation is essential. UK airspace has undergone very little change since it was first mapped out in the 1950s, and with the increasing demand for flying, a lot of the way our skies are managed is outdated.
Therefore, the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) launched its Airspace Modernisation Strategy in 2018 with the objective of delivering quicker, quieter and cleaner journeys.
London Stansted Airport fully supports airspace modernisation and the wide range of benefits that it can offer, notably helping to reduce carbon emissions, enabling us to better manage how noise impacts our local communities, reducing the need for aircraft stacking on arrival and reducing delays for passengers.
They are now moving on to Stage 2 of the programme. Detailed in the video above.
Stansted Airport Limited are running two information sessions to discuss Stage 2. These will be held on Tuesday 13th July 2021, 10:30 – 12:00 and Thursday 15th July 2021, 10:30 – 12:00 on Microsoft Teams. Please let me know if you would like to participate.