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Edinburgh Airspace Change Programme

The Airspace Change Programme is about the way in which Edinburgh Airport intends to grow, ensuring that it continues to be able to support Scotland’s aspirations in a safe and effective way

As part of our Airspace Change Programme we ran two public consultations. You can read the consultation books and the initial consultation findings report below. We will be publishing our second consultation findings report in July

Initial consultation

Initial consultation book

Initial consultation findings report

Second consultation

Second consultation book

Second consultation Easy Read


1. General overview of Airspace Change Programme

What are you doing?

Why are you doing an Airspace Change Programme?

How will the Airspace Change Programme affect me?

Why don't you just keep routes the same?

Why has there been a recent increase in noise over my area? Have you made changes already?

How can I make a complaint about noise I am currently experiencing?

2. Responding to the consultation

How do I respond to the consultation?

Will you respond to my feedback?

Who have you consulted with?

How do I know that you have considered my response and that of others? I want to be able to see all the responses to the consultation?

How are you enabling marginalised and minority groups of people to engage in the consultation?

Why should I bother responding, what difference would it make?

What are you going to do with the feedback responses?

What will you do with my response? Will you be giving feedback on the results of the consultation?

3. The proposed routes

How many people lie under the current flight paths?

Who will benefit from the changes proposed and how will they benefit?

Who will be disadvantaged by the changes proposed and how will they be disadvantaged?

4. The Airspace Change Process

Are you not the gamekeeper and the poacher?

You didn't listen to us over TUTUR, why should we trust you now?

How are you going to compensate me?

How long does the process take?

If successful when will this start?

How can you consult when CAP725 is under consultation?

5. Negative impacts

Will this mean more flights overhead? Will I see/hear more flights?

Why does the consultation not include flights over 7,000ft?

Why should some communities suffer with more traffic for air route benefits that add to profits for the airport?

Can we trust you?

Are you just doing this to fatten the airport up for sale?

Is there no other way to increase capacity?

6. Tecnical questions

What is the CAA?

You have fewer flights than in 2007 so why do you need to do it now?

What are RNAV routes?

Why can't RNAV routes not follow the current routes?

What is a SID?

You're already growing, why do you need to do this?

Is your growth sustainable?

The CAA is engaged with developing a Future Airspace Strategy or FAS. This is a major collection of projects looking at everything from the routes aircraft fly to flight performance information. How does the Edinburgh Airport project relate to the FAS?

7. Second consultation

My area was not within the design envelope for the first consultation, but flight paths have been positioned over my area, why is this?

My town has not been included in the options matrix, does this mean it has not been included in the design considerations?

Why was there a delay in delivering the hard copies of the consultation books?

Where there is a swathe shown for the first turn, will the noise footprint shown in the consultation document be fixed or vary?

Will there be a trial to allow us to understand the impact of the new routes?

Has the second consultation been extended?