How will this change where planes fly?

New Flight Procedures

New flight procedures will be introduced for aircraft operating from the new runway.   The simulations below are based on modelling conducted by National Air Traffic Services (NATS), the United Kingdom’s air navigation service provider, and give an indication of where aircraft may fly when the new runway  becomes operational, as well as into the future when capacity during peak periods is again being reached.

This animation shows typical flight procedures used today and how this will change once the new runway opens.

Airspace Changes

The interactive animation below shows simulations over longer time periods for North and South flow once the new runway opens and at ultimate airport capacity.

See Why do aircraft fly where they do? for further information.

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