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Aerodrome Designation

Volume 453: debated on Monday 27 November 2006

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what criteria he uses in deciding whether to designate an aerodrome under section 80 of the Civil Aviation Act 1982, to assess whether there is a need to mitigate the effect of noise and vibration connected with the taking off or landing of aircraft. (101772)

There are no set criteria for deciding whether to designate an aerodrome under section 80 for the purposes of section 78 of the Civil Aviation Act 1982. Each case will be judged on its merits based on the principle that airports should strike a reasonable balance between the interests of the aviation industry and those of affected communities.