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Flightpath Changes

29th May 2024 

The AMS (or FASI-S in this area) has been rolling on. There have been two public consultation sessions with complex information provided by the Airport/CAA. It is not something members of the public can pick-up and understand without a lot of additional information. The latest document showing potential new flightpaths and holding stacks is here. The proposals are significant changes with additional holding stacks over Petersfield and Alton, new flightpaths to the south and east.

We have provided a response to the consultation documentation and asked for a meeting because it isn't possible to go through the various points, that are quite technical, over a public Teams call. This request has been refused and FNG's opinion is that the consultation is not meeting the Gunning Principles that set out what is required for consultation to be valid.

FASI-S example.JPG

10th March 2024 

The Times has recognised the looming impact that the Airspace Modernisation Strategy (AMS) will have on people in the south east. There will be many more reports like this. It is a re-run of how the CAA "consulted" with people regarding Farnborough's flightpaths. You may think you aren't impacted by flightpaths now - well you could be. And by 2030 the government is planning for additional runways at Heathrow and Gatwick and 2 million flights a year.

The Times New Motorways in the Sky

26th January 2024 

FNG has reviewed the information from the last meeting and provided a report here. This has been submitted to FAL/CAA. There are plans to put a holding stack above south Farnham and areas further afield such as Petersfield, a new low-level flightpath between Biggin Hill and Farnborough, Heathrow's/Gatwick's flights will increase to 2m a year and GPS navigation will be used to concentrate more flightpaths, particularly over rural areas at 7,000ft. There will be more night-flights to increase capacity/cargo. The expectation is that Heathrow will get a third runway and Gatwick will complete its second runway. As we have seen from Farnborough, the concentration of flights using GPS flightpaths is at least ten times more aircraft overflying and a considerable increase in noise. You may think that concentrating the flights means that overall, fewer people will be impacted. No…. it gives the CAA the opportunity to put in more flightpaths. There will be nowhere in the south east that will be able to avoid aircraft noise.

AMS review

18th December 2023 

This is a new section to better cover the CAA's Airspace Modernisation Strategy (sometimes called FASI-S). There is an overview of it here. The CAA has been progressing these discussions and the public need to be aware of the proposals as there will be a significant change to the number of flights overflying them. The latest presentation is here and a review of it will be provide in the next week or so.

FASI-S presentation Farnborough
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