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London Luton consults on the use of improved technology on flight route

Published: 23 April 2014

London Luton Airport has launched a public consultation on the revision to one of its Standard Instrument Departure (SID) flight routes.

The revision uses GPS based aircraft navigation technology, known as Area Navigation (RNAV1), which is proven to improve the accuracy of track-keeping by aircraft.  By enabling aircraft to fly consistently more accurate flight routes, flight tracks can be routed to avoid centres of population wherever possible; potentially reducing the number of people disturbed by aircraft noise, and reducing airborne emissions through more efficient routeing of aircraft.

The consultation will run until 9th July 2014 and full details of the proposal, including information on how to participate in the consultation, are available here.

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For more information please contact London Luton Airport's Press Office pressoffice@ltn.aero 

Notes to Editors

London Luton Airport is one of the UK’s largest airports and carried 9.7 million passengers in 2013. The Airport directly and indirectly employs over 600 and 8,000 staff respectively, is a key economic driver for the region and a major base for ‘low cost’ or ‘no frills’ air travel.

easyJet, Wizz Air, Ryanair, Monarch, Thomson, EL AL, Atlasjet, Blue Air, TAROM and Carpatair operate from the airport, departing to over 100 destinations including services to Europe, Africa, and Asia, with onward connections to Mumbai, Hong Kong, Johannesburg, Beijing and Bangkok via Tel Aviv.

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