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Runway extension plans   Runway extension Birmingham Airport                  Noise Action Plan  
Complaints about aircraft noise:0121 767 7433  (Tom Redfern)     Email environmentteam@birminghamairport.co.uk        Noise complaints
Birmingham airport flight path trials (May – Oct 2014)            Details    The airport will be doing alternating month trials of two slightly different flight paths for take-offs to the south, arrived at after their consultation in 2013. Members of the public should tell the airport if they are not happy with the trials, though the consultation period is over.            Maps of the two options       Deciding between Options

The airport put out a consultation between Nov 2012 and May 2013 about airspace changes. The report of this is at post consultation report   Only 3 individuals responded.

 Birmingham airport locator map: Passengers: 9 million; Employees: 6,000; Runways: 1; Flies to 143 destinations


Birmingham Airport 400 metre runway extension opened 1st May 2014

Work started in November 2012 to extend the runway at Birmingham Airport in a bid to compete for long-haul flights. Planning permission was granted in 2009 and in February final approval was given for the £40m project to extend the runway by 400 metres.  Click here to view full story…


Airport Owner:   Complex ownership arrangement:   49%   – 7 West Midland Metropolitan District Councils.   48.25% – Airport Group Investments Ltd. (AGIL), a limited company owned by the Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan (Teachers’) and Australia’s Victorian Funds Management Corp (VFMC).   2.75% – Airport staff, through an employee share trust. Airport Operator:  Birmingham Airport Holdings ? Airlines using the airport:   BA and the low-cost operator, FlyBE. And many others.   See Wikipedia. Future plans:   Airport master plan late 2007.   – details in   BIA statement.   Has approval for runway extension, but not second runway till after 2030.   400 m runway extension allowed March 2009. To be completed in 2014.  The airport would eventually like a 2nd runway. see below   It hopes to benefit from HS2, which runs close to the airport.  Paul Kehoe, the MD, is considering moving the passenger terminals a kilometer closer to HS2.   Map showing location of airport:   Map HS2 map:   There is DfT map of the area, showing the location of the airport, and the route of HS2 past Birmingham at http://assets.dft.gov.uk/publications/hs2-maps-20120110/hs2arp00drrw05200issue1.pdf


Wikipedia page on Birmingham airport: See Wikipedia.


Local Residents’ group:     Birmingham Friends of the Earth http://www.birminghamfoe.org.ukhttp://birminghamfoe.blogspot.com


 


Master Plan.  November 2007:   Details at .Birmingham airport masterplan 2007 They anticipate : 11.5 m passengers annually in 2010 15.3 m pax in 2015 and 19.6 m pax in 2020 27.2 m pax in 2030 also 132,000 passenger related air transport movements annually in 2010 156,000 in 2015 176,000 in 2010 205,000 in 2010 and they expect bellyhold only freight, and no return to the dedicated freight market sector


Airport address and website:  Birmingham International Airport Ltd.  Birmingham.B26 3QJ  Tel: +44 (0)8707 335511    http://www.bhx.co.uk/


Birmingham Airport. Flights and CO2 emissions. Analysis of flights, routes, and top 10 destinations from Birmingham Airport in 2011.          Also carbon emissions. And passenger growth and numbers over the past 15 years. http://www.awsw.co.uk/allco2/BHX_co2.html


 

CAA aviation statistics     CAA aviation statistics

Terminal Passengers

Number of passengers (thousands)
CAA – Terminal Passengers 1998 – 2008
UK Airport Statistics: 2012 – annual  (Table 10.3)  Terminal Passengers  2002 – 2012
2012     8,916,209  (up + 3.6% on 2011)
2011     8,608 (no change on 2010)
2010     8,564,000 (down -6% on 2009)   link to 2010 data
2009      9,093,735 (down – 5% on 2008) 2008      9,577 (up 5% on 2007) 2007      9,134 2006      9,056 2005      9,311 2000      7,492 1996      5,351

Air Transport Movements

Number of ATMs (thousands)
 CAA ATM statistics 1998 – 2008
UK Airport Statistics: 2012 – annual  (Table 4.2) ATMs 2002 – 2012
2012      84,062 (up + 0.3% on 2011)
2011      83,826  ( down – 1% on 2010)

2010      85,000 (down -10% on 2009)     link to 2010 data 2009      93,965 (down – 8.6% compared to 2008) 2008      103 thousand (down -2% on 2007) 2007      104 2006      109 2005      113 1996       97


Air Freight

Freight tonnage  
CAA Air Freight statistics 1998 – 2008
UK Airport Statistics: 2012 – annual  (Table 13.2) Freight 2002 – 2012
2012       19,088  (up + 15% on 2011)
2011       16,626 (down – 23% on 2010)

2010       21,605  (up +65% on 2009) ink to 2010 data 2009      30,070 (up + 7% on 2008) 2008      12,192 (Down 10% on 2007) 2007      13,585 2006      14,681 2005      12,939 2000        9,410 1996      19,420 1995       21,103 . Consultative  Committee:  http://www.ukaccs.info/bham/about.htm Runway length:  2,605 metres (8,546 feet)    + 400 metre extension, once it is built (not yet started)


Proportion of domestic passengers, out of total passengers

CAA  statistics, annual figures  – comparing Tables 9 and 10.2

15.3%  in 2006 16.7% in 2007 16.7% in 2008


Business Aviation:   Number of business flights (= private jets) CAA  statistics, annual figures - Table 3.1 2007         2,6132008        2,070


Noise restrictions and noise data, by airport alphabetically, from Boeing

Details on Airports with Noise and Emissions Restrictions
http://www.boeing.com/commercial/noise/list.html 
There is a data sheet for each airport with a lot of detail.  Birmingham Airport. Boeing noise data page
http://www.boeing.com/commercial/noise/birmingham.html#apu

Information from the airport on Relocation – advice for people thinking of moving to the area near the airport. http://www.birminghamairport.co.uk/meta/about-us/environment/noise-management/relocation.aspx

Documents from the BANG website: RUNWAY EXTENSION BANG’s objection to the Runway Extension Planning Application (pdf)     22.2.2008 AIRPORT MASTER PLAN BANG’s submission to the Draft Master Plan consultation, 2005-6 BANG’s representation to Solihull Council’s Regeneration and Community Safety Scrutiny Board meeting, 20th Jan 2006 PROPERTY BLIGHT BANG’s submission to BIA’s ‘Generalised Blight Schemes Working Group’    

Planning Application for runway extension

Birmingham Airport runway extension scheme may get the funding it needs
18th September 2010    Birmingham airport wants to be able to compete with Manchester, Heathrow and Gatwick by offering non-stop flights to long haul destinations. It hopes to approve the necessary funding for a slightly shorter runway extension 65 metres less than originally planned. This is likely to cost about £65 million instead of £120 million. Birmingham and Solihull councils will share the £32 million cost of moving the A45, rather than tunnelling the road under the runway. The decision will be made at a meeting on 28th October.   Click here to view full story…
 
Birmingham Airport plan prepares for take-off – 400m extension allowed

 31st March 2009     Plans to extend the runway at Birmingham finally got the go-ahead from Solihull Council. Birmingham Airport had to resubmit its proposed Section 106 agreement, which explained how it planned to counteract noise pollution and to protect the environment. The planning committee approved the 400-metre extension in December – subject to the amended guarantees now agreed. Expansion will enable bigger jets to fly non-stop to long-haul destinations. (B’ham Post)   Click here to view full story…

Birmingham Airport runway extension plans approved

16th December 2008         Solihull’s planning sub committee said they would back the 400 m extension of the runway, subject to planning gain constraints on noise and environmental protection, to be agreed at a later meeting. In a unanimous vote they agreed to grant planning permission providing the Section 106 agreement met their approval. They said they had to consider the needs of the airport and the business sector, which wants B’ham to compete on the ‘global stage’.(B’ham Post)     Click here to view full story…

Solihull Council to consider Birmingham Airport’s runway extension

20th November 2008               Click here to view full story…    
(The runway application was submitted   7.1.2008 )
 
The Proposal is as follows: –   Extension of main runway and associated infrastructure including realignment and tunnelling of a section of the A45 Coventry road; a new air traffic control tower; revisions to the existing fuel farm; a new exit taxiway; the treatment of obstacles; and the diversion of services and watercourses.         View the plans and other associated documents.    
 

 

Monthly passenger figures:

 

 CAA monthly figures for Birmingham Airport passengers:

 

 Terminal passengers   (CAA statistics)  (CAA data, Table 9 each month)
  
2011 figures compared to 2010
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May 2011   
778,552  – 1.2% compared to May 2010 which was itself down – 5.2% on May 2009
Apr 2011  
685,236  + 27% compared to April 2010 (but affected by the ash cloud in 2010)
Mar 2011  
621,050   – 6.2% compared to Mar 2010 which was itself down – 6.9% on Mar 2009
Feb 2011  
535,946  - 2.2% compared to Feb 2010 which was itself down – 6.3% on Feb 2009
Jan 2011 
522,473  + 0.7% compared to Jan 2010 which was itself -7.4%  down on Jan 2009
 
 
2010 figures compared to 2009
Dec 2010
489,556    – 10% compared to Dec 2009 which was itself down -8.3% on Dec 2008
Nov 2010 
544,619    - 3.9% compared to Nov 2009 which was itself down -9% on Nov 2008 Oct 2010 
792,737    - 0.3% compared to Oct 2009 which was itself down -5% on Oct 2008
Sep 2010  
 917,590    – 2 % compared to Sep 2009  which was itself down -4% on Sept 2008
Aug 2010 
965,008    - 4.8% compared to Aug 2009 which was itself down -5.7% on Aug 2008
July 2010 
927,780   - 4.1% compared to Jul 2009, which was itself down -6.2% on Jul 2008
Jun 2010      8
70,304  – 3.1% compared to Jun 2009, which was itself down – 4% on Jun 2008
May 2010
788,573   – 5.2% compared to May 2009 which was itself down – 5.2% on May 2008
Apr 2010
 538,958   - 24.8% compared to Apr 2009 which was up +1.5% on April 2008
     (volcanic ash closed UK airspace for 6 days in April 2010)
Mar 2010
662,420    - 1.7% compared to Mar 2009 which was – itself down -6.9% on Mar 2008
         (part of the reason is the date of Easter, which is either in March or April)
 Feb 2010 
548,120    – 6.3% compared to Feb 2009, which was itself down – 8% on 2007)
Jan 2010
519,716    – 7.4% compared to Jan 2009 (which itself was down – 1.2% on 2007)
.
2009 figures compared to 2008:
Dec 2009       547,511        – 8.3% compared to December 2008
Nov 2009       566,704        – 8.6%
Oct 2009        795,335        - 5.3%
Sept 2009      936,935       – 4.5%
Aug  2009   1,013,518       - 5.7%
July  2009      967,953       – 6.2%  compared to July 2008
June 2009      898 574       -  4.1%
May 2009       831,207       – 4.8%
April  2009     716,965       + 1.5%
Mar 2009       674,076        – 6.9%
Feb  2009      5,85,209       - 6.8%
Jan 2009        561,184       – 1.2%
Dec 2008       596,931       + 3.3%

 

Stories about Birmingham airport can be found at Birmingham Airport – News and also on the UK Airport News website
 
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