Birmingham airport has maintained its “excellent” track-keeping performance, with ninety nine of all outward-bound craft staying ‘on track’ in 2012, beating its annual target of 95th.
As a result, the field has inflated the amount of craft staying at intervals noise advantageous routes, that airlines area unit obligated to remain at intervals to avoid flying over the foremost densely inhabited residential areas till they reach AN altitude of 3,000ft (914m).
Furthermore, the ‘Operation Pathfinder’ theme was started seven years agone by the field and Conservative MP for Meriden, Carolingian Spelman, to recognize airlines that have performed well and exceeded the airport’s track-keeping target.
At this year’s ceremony command in Apr, Turkish Airlines won the simplest track-keeping award within the over fifty flights per month class with a 100% on-track record. different airlines worthy enclosed Aer Lingus, Japan Airways, Flybe, Monarch, Thomas Cook and Thomson.
“I’d prefer to congratulate the airlines for his or her diligence and commitment to the theme, that has helped North American nation to attain another fantastic set of results.
“We have recently been out on the road visiting our native communities, chatting with residents concerning future changes to our flight methods through a series of public consultations.”
“We area unit aware that some residents area unit involved concerning craft noise and track-keeping, that is why we have a tendency to hold regular conferences and briefings to encourage native folks to come back and seek advice from North American nation concerning any problems they'll have concerning the field, so we are able to cut back any impact.”