HC Deb 19 November 1971 vol 826 cc243-4W
Mr. Hugh Jenkins

asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what are the possibly more promising alternatives referred to in his Written Answer to the hon. Member for Wandsworth, Putney on 25th October on reduction of aircraft noise at London Heathrow Airport, concerning methods other than the two-segment glidepath.

Mr. Noble

We are examining the feasibility of curved approach paths, higher altitudes for joining the approach and means of reducing power on approach. These techniques do not have the disadvantage of requiring more elaborate ground aids or aircraft reinstrumentation.