Robin Hood Airport wants night flight permission

19.6.2008   (UK Airport News)

Robin Hood Airport plans to apply for 24-hour flying.

The Doncaster Free Press reports that noisy night-time freight flights could
become a reality if councillors agree to bend existing planning rules preventing
louder aircrafts from taking off or landing between 23:00 and 07:00.

A council report published in advance of a meeting of the borough’s planning
committee next Tuesday, which is due to hear a progress report on the airport’s
implementation of more than 100 planning conditions, reveals that Robin Hood bosses
are preparing a formal application to operate freight aircraft at night.

Airport officials say the current restrictions are to the economic detriment
of Doncaster, according to a council document drawn up ahead of the talks. But
the newspaper says that idea of overnight cargo services operating to and from
Robin Hood Airport is likely to meet with fierce protests from local residents
– who have constantly complained about the noise of freight flights since the
terminal opened 3 years ago.

19.06.08 Robin Hood Airport wants night flight permission