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Bosses at Birmingham Airport worried HS2 could mean higher risk for Aeroplanes

The Car Hire Birmingham Airport team hope there is a solution to the potential problem for aircraft at the airport when the new rail service is in operation.

It is believed aeroplanes flying in and out of Birmingham Airport could be at higher risk of crashes due to bird strikes because of the high-speed rail line HS2. Bosses at Birmingham Airport are worried ponds built close to a proposed new station serving the airport would attract an influx of geese and other birds.

While the airport is in favour of the HS2 line, they are petitioning against the scheme to obtain several changes to the £50 billion plans. A significant amount of money is spent on ensuring bird strikes do not happen, but if an increase in bird activity around the airport does happen then this could make it harder to avert.

David Winstanley, chief operating officer for Birmingham Airport, said “The intention of our petition is to ensure that the proposals maximise the economic benefits, are compatible with the future interests of the airport.”

David Meechan, HS2 spokesman said “Birmingham Airport will be at the heart of a new north-south rail network that will free up much needed capacity on Britain’s crowded railways.”