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New flight path trail at Gatwick Airport has ended

Easirent Car Hire Gatwick Airport branch bring news which may well be of good news to local residents.

The six-month trail of new flight paths in and out of Gatwick Airport has ended. The testing was intended to gather information about how the airspace can be used more efficiently to make the most of Gatwick Airport’s single runway.

Conservative MP for Reigate, Crispin Blunt, said his constituents had complained of increased aircraft noise.

Tom Denton, head of corporate responsibility at the airport, said “That’s meant during the trial, the aircraft, while not flying directly over populated areas…have been concentrated closer to some populated areas. This has created some negative feeling and animosity in the community for understandable reasons.”

Mr Blunt said he had held a meeting with the airport’s bosses about the trial. He said “Overall, although airspace patterns and aircraft technology might eventually mitigate or lessen noise disturbances for those under aircraft leaving Gatwick, no-one should be in any doubt that a second runway at Gatwick Airport, and potentially a trebling in air movements, could make this problem a lot worse.”