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MP backs plan to cut noise from airport

A SCHEME to reduce the noise of aircraft operations at Birmingham International Airport has been backed by Meriden MP Caroline Spelman.

A SCHEME to reduce the noise of aircraft operations at Birmingham International Airport has been backed by Meriden MP Caroline Spelman.

The initiative - Continual Decent Approaches (CDAs) - supports the idea that arriving aircraft stay higher for longer by descending at a continuous rate.

This technique uses significantly less engine thrust which makes life quieter for residents below as well as protecting the environment.

“The implementation of Continual Decent Approach means that residents will be subjected to less noise from arriving aircraft which is good news for everyone,” said Mrs Spelman.

Continual Decent Approaches (CDAs), were recently introduced following the successful completion of a trial.

Air Traffic Controllers at NATS worked with airlines to change the way that arriving aircraft approached the airport, leading to an improvement in CDAs from 50 per cent to 90 per cent.

 

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