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1 An Introduction to London City Airport February 2004 Presentation By Stuart Innes, Secretary, LCYCC

2 Airport is rooted in regeneration of London Docklands 1981 - Proposal for STOLport put to LDDC 1982 - Demonstration Dash 7 landing at Heron Wharf 1983 - 63 Day Public Inquiry 1985 - Outline planning consent granted 1986 - Construction begins 1987 - Commercial flights begin (October) 1988 - Demonstration flight by BAe 146 Brief Airport History

3 Royal Docks 1949 Looking East 1981 - now Runway 10 Demo Landing – Heron Wharf 1982 Brief Airport History…

4 1989 – Airport applies for planning permission to lengthen runway 1990 – Second Public Inquiry 1991 – Expansion plans approved 1992 – Airport re- launched, jet services begin 1995 – Airport acquired by Dermot Desmond (still the current owner) 1993 - Limehouse Link and the other Docklands Highways open for traffic 1998 - Increase in the maximum number of passenger flights approved Brief Airport History…

5 First Landing – May 1987 Aerial view - during construction Roofing a dry dock for the apron Brief Airport History…

6 1999 - Jubilee Line Extension to Canning Town opens to passengers 2001 - Planning approval given for package of operational improvements 2002 - New Jet Centre opens for corporate aviation 2003 - Work starts on extending the Docklands Light Railway to the Airport (completion end 2005) 2003 - Runway Holding point completed 2004 - Approval given for DLR onward extension to Woolwich Arsenal Brief Airport History…

7 Aerial view 1987 Royal Opening – November 1987 Airport re-launch 1992 Brief Airport History…

8 Passenger total 2004: 1.685 million Movements 2003 : 60,500 Destinations International : 17 Destinations Domestic : 6 The Airport serves primarily business passengers. Passengers tend to be young and high earners The Cities of London and Westminster and Canary Wharf dominate the Airport's catchment area. More than 1 in 4 passengers come from Docklands alone Routes as at February 2005 The Airport Today

9 Aerial view 2003 The Airport Today….

10 e Shuttle Buses to Canning Town, Canary Wharf and Liverpool Street Airport Access

11 Good Road Access Airport Access….

12 DLR Extension to London City Airport Airport Access….

13 DLR onward Extension to Woolwich Arsenal Order approved – February 2004 – Red option – work to start Spring 2005 Other Projects: Thames Gateway Bridge Crossrail: Abbey Wood Branch DLR Stratford International Extension DLR Barking Reach Extension East London Transit Greenwich Waterfront Transit Silvertown Link Airport Access….

14 Secured by planning permissions and by agreement under Section 106 of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990 Current environmental arrangements flow from s.106 agreement of July 1998 Physical Factors –Length of Runway (1319m x 30m) –Obstacle Clearance – 5.5 degree glideslope Environmental Regime

15 Flying Hours –Between 06.30 and 22.00 hours on weekdays –Between 06.30 and 12.30 hours on Saturdays –Between 12.30 and 22.00 on Sundays. –Between 09.00 and 22.00 hours on Bank Holidays Only six low noise movements between 06.30 and 06.59 hours The Airport is closed on Christmas Day Aircraft are permitted to take off or land for 30 minutes after the Airport closes where there have been unavoidable operational delays. ( These flights must not exceed 400 in any calendar year or 150 in any consecutive period of three months) Environmental Regime…

16 Limitation on Air Transport Movements –140 per day on Saturdays and Sundays –240 on other days except bank holidays –140 on 1 January –160 on Good Friday and the May Day Holiday –200 on Easter Monday, the late May Bank Holiday and the late August Bank Holiday –100 on 26 December –200 on any other Bank Holiday which may be proclaimed –73,000 per calendar year Calculation of movements weighted by noise factors Environmental Regime…

17 Permitted Aircraft –Must be capable of making an approach at 5.5 degrees or steeper –Must fit into one of four Airport noise categories –Must be capable of landing/taking off safely within the limits of the runway –No helicopters –No club or leisure flying –No single-engined aircraft Environmental Regime…

18 Noise Management Scheme –Combined monitoring system for noise and track keeping –Ground power supplies (less use of APUs) –Scheme for minimising the noise impact of engine running on the ground –Provision for financial incentives and/or penalties aimed at securing compliance Noise –Record of the numbers and types of aircraft which land and take off at the Airport every day –Regular meetings with the local planning authority and reports to the Airport Consultative Committee (ACC) Environmental Regime…

19 Noise Categories Aircraft must fit into one of the following noise categories : CategoryNoise ReferenceNoiseNumber of Level (PNdB)FactorMovements A91.6 - 94.51.261.26 B89.6 - 91.50.630.63 C85.6 - 88.50.310.31 D82.6 - 85.50.160.16 ELess than 82.60.080.08 Noise continued…. Environmental Regime…

20 Sound Insulation Scheme –Sound insulation and mechanical ventilation for homes and noise sensitive premises –Phased programme – Part 4 now in progress –Trigger point is the 57LAeq 16 hour noise contour - much lower than at most other UK Airports with such schemes –Noise contour published annually and submitted to ACC and local planning authority Noise continued…… Environmental Regime…

21 CAA Noise Abatement Measures –Noise abatement procedures built into Standard Instrument Departures (SIDs) –Aircraft not on SIDs must climb straight ahead to 1000 ft before turning on track –Aircraft not on ILS approaches must follow a 5.5 degree descent path Noise continued…… Environmental Regime…

22 The Airport seeks to be a good neighbour – its good for business! The neighbours are very close! Relationships with the neighbours are generally excellent not least because: –the Airport was an early player in the rejuvenation of a very run- down area –still seen as vital to the ongoing regeneration of the area and a source of jobs for local people Community Relations

23 Key initiatives: –Dedicated Community Relations Executive –Environmental Manager –Effective complaints procedure – its personal! –Local Employment Policy (70%) –Annual Fun Day – hugely popular –Ongoing support local charities and groups – donations and sponsorship –Airport participation in running local bodies –Annual Arts Awards –Educational Visits including tours –Volunteer Reading Scheme –Work Experience Programme –Bursary scheme for university students Fun Day 2004 Community Relations…

24 Formed in 1986 Airport designated under s.35 in 1996 New constitution 2002 A forum for discussion of matters concerning the development or operation of the Airport, which have an impact on the users of the Airport and on people living and working in the surrounding area Specific monitoring functions under 1998 s. 106 agreement Representative of the airport, the airlines, local and public authorities, the local communities and passenger and business interests The Committee on Annual Familiarisation Visit London City Airport Consultative Committee

25 During the year LCY had a total of 29 environmental complaints 18 related to noise Of the remainder: –3 related to DLR construction/vehicle noise (Not LCY) –2 related to alleged TV signal interference –1 related to alleged jet blast –1 related to light pollution –1 related to noise from air conditioning units (on airport) –1 related to alleged oily deposits –2 related to helicopter noise (Not LCY) There was one noise complaint for every 3000 flights In 2003 Heathrow had 5283 complaints The Lounge in the Jet Centre Complaints (2003/04)

26 Visit the Consultative Committees website at www.lcacc.org And the Airports website at www.londoncityairport.com More Information


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