Villiers rules out Mixed Mode at Heathrow

Theresa Villiers has ruled out any use of the “mixed mode” runway management system at Heathrow.

Currently runways are restricted to either take-off or landing and switch each afternoon. Mixed Mode would mean all-day take off and landing on both runways. Residents have voiced concern over the increased noise this might bring. Now Transport Minister Villiers has ruled it out.

Mrs Villiers said: “Any potential benefits mixed mode might bring to the airport are outweighed by the negative impact such operations would have on local communities.”

See the BBC coverage.

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