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CAA halts process

Airport flight path switch put on hold

Edinburgh airportEdinburgh airport’s planned new flight path has been put on hold after the Civil Aviation Authority announced it was halting the process.

The CAA’s decision is understood to relate to technical aspects of the proposal, as well as a delay in receiving elements of the submission. 

Christine Jardine, LibDem MP, whose constituency includes the airport, said: “I am surprised at this news and will be seeking further information from both the CAA and the Airport themselves.

“I want to know what this means for local communities in my constituency and the airport as well.

“This is a long running issue and we want see progress made for everyone concerned.”

A spokesman for Edinburgh Airport said:Scotland’s first airspace change programme in over 40 years is a complex exercise involving many organisations. 

“Our ACP is the first of many and it is clear that all of this needs to be co-ordinated with NATS.

“We’re clear that our proposal is the best balance achievable in terms of surrounding communities and our operation, and work for Edinburgh and Scotland.

“We’ll be working with NATS on the co-ordination issues to allow the CAA to restart its analysis so we can develop the airport for the future.”

 

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