Heathrow Airport: Airspace and Future Operations Consultation
The Heathrow Airspace and Future Operations Consultation is running for eight weeks from 8 January until 11.55pm on 4 March 2019. It is seeking feedback on changes to our airspace and future runway operations.
This consultation gives you the chance to have your say on three key areas:
Airspace change for an expanded Heathrow: how future airspace wil be designed and the local factors that should considered in different geographic areas when designing future flight paths.
Airspace change to make better use of the existing two runways: the local factors that should considered in different geographic areas when designing new flight paths for some arrivals on the existing two runways
Future operations for an expanded Heathrow: how Heathrow will operate three runways in the future, this includes managing noise; respite through runway and airspace alternation; directional preference and night flights.
Responses can be submitted online, via post, or at one of the consultation events.
An initial inspection of the proposals by AOPA indicates that White Waltham would be affected, as these include an arrival envelope for the expanded (3rd runway), indicating that aircraft arriving on the proposed northern RW would be at between 1700' and 3000' overhead White Waltham.