Bournemouth International Airport RNAV Airspace Change Proposal

Closes 27 Mar 2020

Opened 13 Dec 2019

Overview

Bournemouth Airport has runway (RWY) 08 and RWY 26, both providing precision (instrument) approach capabilities via Instrument Landing System (ILS). The preferential runway is RWY 26 handling 75% of all arrivals with the remainder utilising RWY 08. The ILS on RWY 26 is CAT III. The ILS (CAT I) serving RWY 08 is obsolete and needs to be replaced. The ILS was installed second hand in 1984/85 and the equipment and maintenance support is at end of life. Unrecoverable failure of the ILS on RWY 08 will have serious operational consequences denying easterly Precision Approaches and increasing dependence on RWY 26. In addition, the publication of EU Implementing Rule (IR) 2018/1048 stipulates the implementation of PBN approach procedures to both RWY 08 and RWY 26 by 2024. By 2030 the IR emphasises the preference for PBN over conventional ILS CAT I.

Why We Are Consulting

The purpose of this consultation is to provide all stakeholders who may be affected by the change, an opportunity to participate on this consultation about proposed new procedures to RWY 08 and RWY 26 at the Bournemouth Airport. 

During the development of this Airspace Change Proposal, Bournemouth Aiport has engaged with the Airport Consultative Committee, commercial air transport operators and training organisations to meet the need of all stakeholders. 

Aircraft conducting an instrument approach into Bournemouth Airport overflys communities below the aircraft tracks. The figure below highlights the local parishes and regions which are overflown by arriving aircraft.

It is necessary to note that the changes being proposed:

  • Do not result in changes of aircraft flows to and from Bournemouth Airport;
  • Do not result in an increase in movements over what is already within the agreed Bournemouth masterplans;
  • Only impact aircraft arrivals;
  • Do not result in aircraft arriving at lower altitudes;
  • Do not make any changes to visual training flights (the vast majority of operations). 

The stakeholder consultation begins on 13th December 2019 and ends on 27th March 2020.

Consultation Document (please download)

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Give Us Your Views

Events

  • Drop-in session

    From 17 Jan 2020 at 15:00 to 17 Jan 2020 at 22:00

    All stakeholders are invited to attend a drop-in sessions to be held at Bournemouth Airport where airport and external support staff will be available to discuss the new proposed procedures and any concerns or issue that may be raised.

  • Drop-in session

    From 21 Feb 2020 at 15:00 to 21 Feb 2020 at 22:00

    All stakeholders are invited to attend a drop-in sessions to be held at Bournemouth Airport where airport and external support staff will be available to discuss the new proposed procedures and any concerns or issue that may be raised.