Saturday, October 03, 2009

Noise Pollution

My what a lot of planes have flown over Ramsgate today. I personally find them really irritating and would prefer it if the airport closed for good, but that is just a personal opinion and I know that is not Richard's view. As someone who runs a local business employing ten people I feel it does the Ramsgate economy more harm than good to be having British Airways, private jets and cargo planes flying over all day. Heaven knows what it will be like if they agree these night flights.

Some of them do not even seem to have markings but here is a list of airlines banned by the EU, I am sure you will spot some of them coming into Manston!

Blacklist

The first line of defence against potentially unsafe airlines is the Commission's blacklist - which details all airlines barred from European airspace. While largely composed of African and Asian airlines, there are also a number closer to home:

Afghanistan

Angola

All air carriers certified by the authorities with responsibility for regulatory oversight of Angola, excluding TAAG Angola Airlines which can operate only to Portugal with one of its new Boeing 777-200ER aircraft and only under strict conditions, including:

Benin

All air carriers certified by the authorities with responsibility for regulatory oversight of Benin, including:

Cambodia

Democratic People's Republic of Korea

Democratic Republic Of Congo

All air carriers certified by the authorities with responsibility for regulatory oversight of Democratic Republic Of Congo, including:

Equatorial Guinea

All air carriers certified by the authorities with responsibility for regulatory oversight of Equatorial Guinea, including:

Gabon

All air carriers certified by the authorities with responsibility for regulatory oversight of Gabon, including:

Indonesia

All air carriers certified by the authorities with responsibility for regulatory oversight of Indonesia (excluding Garuda Indonesia, Mandala Airlines, Airfast Indonesia and Premiair) including:

Kazakhstan

Kyrgyz Republic

All air carriers certified by the authorities with responsibility for regulatory oversight of Kyrgyz Republic, including:

Liberia

All air carriers certified by the authorities with responsibility for regulatory oversight of Liberia.

Rwanda

Sierra Leone

All air carriers certified by the authorities with responsibility for regulatory oversight of Sierra Leone, including:

Sudan

Swaziland

All air carriers certified by the authorities with responsibility for regulatory oversight of Swaziland, including:

Thailand

Ukraine

16 comments:

Anonymous said...

Wishing ECR a speedy recovery.

Samantha Clarke said...

Yes I am sure we all do. However if that was meant to be a sarcastic remark you can forget the blow job.

Anonymous said...

Have you thought about joining the Stop Manston Expansion Group? I've heard they're very inluential.

Anonymous said...

"Some of them do not even seem to have markings but here is a list of airlines banned by the EU, I am sure you will spot some of them coming into Manston."

a.What regulation says an aircraft has to have its company name displayed on its side...erm.. none.
b. Why do you think people wil be able to spot some of them coming into Manston??....they won't be coming into Manston! One or two on the list used to ...not anymore, as it says on the list....they are banned from EU airspace!
You might want to take care when implying banned airlines use Manston.

Samantha Clarke said...

I am not aware of having actually said as a fact that banned airlines use Manston so I'll thank you to take a running jump. I am just expressing my opinion that Manston is a pants airport which might well attract pants airlines.

After all it is a well known rumour locally that the CIA have used Manston for their awful rendition/torture flights. It is a reasonable conjecture that if they are prepared to do that they might accept banned airlines too.

Anonymous said...

CIA rendition flights at manston...nonsense, never happened and that is a fact, not some rumour.
As for banned airlines, they are just that, the UK CAA are all seeing and all knowing and wouldn't allow them to enter UK airspace let alone land at Manston.

Anonymous said...

A 'fact' from an anonymous commenter. Hmmm, interesting concept.

JP said...

Yes, interesting anon 6.05pm. I'm very grateful that you've set the record straight on that one. Perhaps you can be equally reassuring that Infratil won't damage the local environment or fly 747's 800ft over my house at 3am?

Anonymous said...

BA flights today were the Airbus A318 used to carry rich bankers from City Airport to New York.

The Airbus is a pretty large plane for City's relatively short runway. BA's pilots were practising landing on a 5 degree landing slope instead of the usual 3 degrees to avoid killing other rich bankers in tall building at Canary Wharf.

Why not practice at City? They are closed on a Saturday to give East London some peace and quiet.

East Londons loss...........

Anonymous said...

F*ck my old boots what a dull posting.

Anonymous said...

Talking of old boots and old jets - why does the DETR give permits out for jets to land at Manston if alls well??????

Its a well known fact that certain indiscretions have taken place with regards to the 106 breaches - fact not fiction?

Anonymous said...

More flights land under permit at manston than heathrow, gatwick and stansted combined.

New to Ramsgate said...

The training flights over Ramsgate this weekend have been horrendous, just when we should be welcoming late season visitors what with the Indian summer we're enjoying.

I thought the s106 agreement at Manston banned training flights? Who is responsible and who do I complain to?

Anonymous said...

Training flights have never been banned...so not a leg to stand on moaning about those.

Anonymous said...

10:25, are these the flight routes that Infratil changed without any consultation - oh yes they are!!!

Anonymous said...

"Training flights have never been banned...so not a leg to stand on moaning about those."
Huh?
Well I'd like to moan pointlessly about them then. They are a right royal pain in the arse and I hope Manston shuts forever and the space becomes an amusement park, or a swimming pool or a wildlife park or a forest or just about anything other than an airport or housing estate.
Rasp!