The CAA appear to have rejected Edinburgh Airport Limited’s proposal, including the flightpath that would have sent turboprops low over Kirknewton and East Calder.
It is likely that the airport will now need to genuinely consult communities using realistic flight numbers and noise assessments under a new Airspace Change procedure. In the latter stages of the current process, it was alleged that the noise projections for Edinburgh were simply a copy of projections for Gatwick!
The Edinburgh Airport Noise Advisory Board has made a substantial contribution to ensuring the CAA was aware of the flaws in Edinburgh Airport Limited’s facts and figures. It’s made up of volunteer community councillors from across the region.
This work was taken forward by the Kirknewton Community Council following an approach by concerned residents about the increase in noise pollution from aeroplanes flying from Edinburgh Airport about two years ago.
Full CAA letter here.