Pakistan International Airlines has still not switched to less noisy planes for Leeds Bradford night flights

Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) have repeatedly broken noise limits at Leeds Bradford airport, and  it is meant to have changed to less noisy planes. However, the introduction of these planes has been postponed. PIA is meant to have switched to Boeing 777s on its services to Islamabad from earlier in March. There have been 8 breaches of night time rules over the previous 12 months.  Two years earlier the council had served a breach of condition notice on the airport. Improvements were made but after a further eight breaches councillors said they wanted a commitment on timescale.  Earlier councillors had agreed to support the approach of continued dialogue rather than formal action.  

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Hopes for quieter flights from Leeds Bradford to Pakistan are delayed again

27th March 2013  (Telegraph and Argus)

The introduction of quieter planes at Leeds Bradford Airport by Pakistan International Airlines has been postponed.

The airline, which has a record of breaching night-time flying rules, was meant to be using Boeing 777 on its services to Islamabad from earlier this month.

But it emerged this week that the introduction of the nhad been delayed.

A spokeswoman for the airport said it had been put on hold pending further talks with PIA.

Members of the Leeds City Council’s Plans Panel South and West heard in December there had been eight breaches of night time rules over the previous 12 months.

Two years earlier the council had served a breach of condition notice on the airport. Improvements were made but after a further eight breaches councillors said they wanted a commitment on timescale.
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  Earlier:

More breaches of night noise limits at Leeds Bradford by Pakistan International Airlines

12th December 2012
Pakistan International Airlines has breached night-time flying rules at Leeds-Bradford Airport.  It has had 8 breaches of night-time rules in the last  year.  It is now being asked by Leeds City Council to give a formal commitment to introduce quieter planes, and  timescale for doing so.  Two years ago the Council served a breach of condition notice on the airport after warning that further contraventions by Pakistan Airlines would not be tolerated.  Improvements were made, but there are still breaches. Councillors agreed to support the approach of continued dialogue rather than formal action at this stage. At Leeds Bradford there is a restriction of planes at night that have a noise quota count greater than 1.  Leeds Bradford Airport is reviewing the designated night-time quota period of 2300—0700 as it wants to make the night period shorter, from 2330 – 0600.http://www.airportwatch.org.uk/?p=1058