SAEN are asking Southend Council to support night flight ban
There is a full council meeting of Southend Borough Council on Thursday 17th
June at which SAEN understand that a possible night flight ban may be discussed.
However, this would most likely be for a short period of the night – probably
three hours. This does no-one any good as it will simply push flights into the
remaining part of the night when people will still want uninterrupted sleep.
to let them know their views on a night flight ban. If you have the time, a
message written in your own words will be most effective, but SAEB provides a
suggested message below for you to tailor for those in a hurry.
ban on flights at Southend Airport. Please take a moment to consider the importance
of any decision on night flights to the many thousands potentially affected.
i.e. it was this or the virtually unrestricted flying allowed by the current lease.
to emergencies. Military, Government business, police (whether fixed wing or rotary)
and, worst of all, QC (quota count) exempt aircraft. The QC system must be capped
to be workable. Variants of these are 11.5 ton jets converted to carry freight
pallets with an EPNdb of around 85 decibels each. All of these exceptions can
fly in unlimited numbers all night.
three heavyweight jet passenger flights will be allowed to land in the preceding
those specified in the permitted table plus emergencies. Even allowing that the
airport may have no control over police operations the extra exceptions represent
a worsening of the existing arrangements.
and therefore has an inbuilt degree of flexibility that will counter any subsequent
compress activity into the remaining hours available.
and Southampton with a total ban on night flying with a duration of at least 7.5