Arrival and Approach Flight Path Consultation

Consultation: 10th March - 2nd June 2017

Newcastle International Airport (NIA) has commenced a twelve week consultation process on the subject of arrival flight paths. The key aim of the proposal is to provide greater predictability for routes and introduce new technology.

The documents below provide further detail on the proposal to implement Area Navigation (RNAV) Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) Approaches and Standard Terminal Arrival Routes (STARs). In implementing RNAV and STARs we're looking to utilise the latest technology such as satellite-based navigation systems to ensure more accurate and predictable flight paths.

For further information, please download the following documents:

Full Consultation Document

Frequently Asked Questions

Useful Aviation Terms

Information sheets:

There is not an information sheet for the area of Newcastle as aircraft are established onto final approach in this area.

The proposals for arrival routes in South Tyneside and Sunderland, have been combined into one information sheet.

Drop In Sessions

Members of the Airport team will be available for informal drop in sessions at the Airport on 20th April 15:00 – 18:00 and 10th May 15:00 – 18:00. Please get in touch if you would like to attend.

If you would like us to attend your local group and present further information, please let us know.

How to Respond

To participate in the consultation and send us your feedback, please complete our short survey here.

Contact Us

By Post: NIA ACP Consultation Response, Admin Offices, Newcastle Airport, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, NE13 8BZ

By Email:

By Telephone: Environmental Advisor, 0191 214 3028