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Aircraft Noise (Landing Techniques)

Volume 940: debated on Monday 28 November 1977

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asked the Secretary of State for Trade whether the low power/low drag trial conducted by the Civil Aviation Authority at London Heathrow is now completed; and if he will make a statement on the implications of this technique for other British airports.

The trial has been extended until 31st March 1978. Provided the outcome from both the noise abatement and operational points of view is successful, I understand that the Civil Aviation Authority intends considering the application of similar procedures to other United Kingdom airports.