Birmingham Airport Flight Path Changes Petition

Please note that the Airport's consultation on flight path changes (departures - Runway 33)  has now closed. The Petition; Birmingham Airport Runway 33 Flight Path Changes was presented by to the airport on Thursday 16th November and was supported by over 450 local residents. 

My sincere thanks to everyone who took part. 


Rt Hon Dame Caroline Spelman MP




Petition text:


Birmingham Airport Runway 33 Flight Path Changes


FAO: David Winstanley, COO Birmingham Airport and Dame Deirdre Hutton, Chairman, CAA.

We [I], the undersigned, reject the proposals put forward by Birmingham Airport to change the Runway 33 departure flight paths and strongly urge Birmingham Airport Ltd and the Civil Aviation Authority to adopt the following measures to mitigate the impact of any proposed changes to the existing flight paths and to give affected residents maximum relief from noise and nuisance:

•    An increased angle of ascent for all departing flights to reduce noise impact over residential areas;

•    Re-routing of flights to take aircraft further away from Castle Bromwich on a northern (330 °) heading before they begin turning onto the Southbound and Trent/BIMBA flight paths;

•    A fairer distribution of flights on a southerly heading between the Southbound and Mosun routes to mitigate the impact of the proposed increase in the number of flights over Castle Bromwich following the withdrawal of the Whitegate Flight Path;

•    The installation of ground level noise monitoring equipment to better record the impact of noise in residential communities affected by Aircraft below a threshold of 4,500 feet.  

*This petition will close at 11:59pm,  Wednesday 15th November 2017