The headline news from recent meetings with Birmingham Airport is that:

  • passenger numbers continue to increase month on month;
  • noise complaints have reduced significantly compared with this time last year;
  • the re-designed flight path for aircraft turning to fly north is now fully operational; and,
  • a trial completed at Heathrow that increased the aircraft landing glide slope by 0.2 degrees suggests a modest decrease in noise levels.  Further trials will be carried out here next summer.