Fiona Hyslop Comments on CAA Decision to Halt Airport Review
Local Constituency MSP Fiona Hyslop has been advised by the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) that they had informed Edinburgh Airport Limited (EAL) on 21st of September 2017 that they will not be continuing with Stage 5 of the Airspace Change Process following the airport’s formal application on 4th August. The decision for which primarily relates to technical aspects of the proposal, as well as a delay in receiving elements of the submission.
“This is another setback for Edinburgh Airport in terms of their flight path proposals but also in terms of the confidence local people have in the consultation as a whole.
“In their correspondence to me the CAA have stated that their decision does not reflect concerns about the consultation, as they had not completed their review of the consultation when the aforementioned technical concerns came to light. While it is important therefore to stress that Edinburgh Airport is free to re-submit its proposal once they resolved these technical issues, I would urge Edinburgh Airport to continue engaging with local communities to ensure that they are kept informed at every juncture.
“I would also continue to encourage any of my constituents who have concerns regarding the consultation process itself to contact the CAA directly and express these concerns.”