Saturday, 3 March 2018

LAANC Appreciation of Gerry Ceaser and temporary Administration arrangements


LAANC Appreciation of Gerry Ceaser, February 2018

It is with great regret and sadness that we inform Members and others that LAANC Vice President Gerry Ceaser unexpectedly died over the weekend of 24th / 25th February after a short illness. We extend our heartfelt sympathies to his wife Zandra who shared the LAANC Administrator role with Gerry and before that had served LAANC as its Secretary. 

Gerry was truly Mr LAANC as he actively served in leading roles guiding LAANC for over 20 years, many as its Chairman and thereafter as its Co-Administrator. LAANC is deeply indebted to Gerry and Zandra.

Gerry’s early years on LAANC coincided with his Leadership of Spelthorne Borough Council, being its Mayor and honoured as a Freeman of that Borough, which helped us to appreciate Spelthorne Council Offices as the host location of our meetings.  His knowledge of aviation activity and perceptive mind will be sorely missed in our meetings and others such as the Heathrow Community Noise Forum, Heathrow Airport Consultative Committee and its Steering Group.

Colin Stanbury, the LAANC Director, has kindly offered to handle Administrative matters and contacts on a temporary basis until new arrangements are agreed. He can be contacted via info@laanc-heathrow.org.uk or on 07778 284309.

Friday, 17 February 2017

Recent Aviation Consultations

The Government has recently announced 3 key consultations each of which contain proposals which have potential impact on all communities across London as well as those located west of the M25 and Surrey. Each of the consultations makes reference to numerous supporting documents and studies including the publication (in part only) of the SoNA 14 - Survey of Noise Attitudes 2014.

The Consultations concern: 

  • Night Flights from Heathrow
  • Draft National Aviation Policy Statement (NPS)
  • Proposals for Airspace Modernisation
Full LAANC Advice Notes on these topics can be found on the LAANC Heathrow website here.

Tuesday, 1 November 2016

LAANC Notes re Meeting Changes

Please note that the Meetings of the Executive on 4th November and the Council on 9th December have both been cancelled and will be replaced by a Council Meeting at 10 am on Thursday 17th November at the same venue.

Tuesday, 21 June 2016

LAANC Response to CAA Consultation, CAP 1389

Please follow this link to view LAANC's detailed on-line response to the CAA Consultation on proposals for a revised airspace change process, CAP 1389.

"The purpose of this consultation is for the CAA to learn your views on some changes we are considering making to our airspace change decision-making process. Our objective is to optimise our process to ensure that all stakeholders are adequately consulted as part of a transparent, proportionate process. The process should be impartial and evidence based, and should take proper account of the needs and interests of all affected stakeholders." CAA, March 2016