Using existing runway.

We support anything that will lead to the better connectivity of Guernsey with the mainland. We are hopeful that the Requête of Deputy Kuttelwascher (one of our members) will be one of the first steps in improving the situation.

Synopsis: Maximise existing airport facilities using existing runway to allow competing airlines to service Guernsey.

As of today (02/12/2018), has the ‘Scoping Document’ to the consultants been produced?

Deputy Kuttelwascher’s Requete on the length of Guernsey’s runway:

  1. To direct the States’ Trading Supervisory Board to consult with the Director of Civil Aviation to determine if:
  • a) A 90 metres “undershoot” RESA is acceptable for landings on runway 27
  • b) A 90 metres “overrun” RESA is acceptable on runway 09.

AND

  • c) To  identify any safety enhancements, including EMAS, which would be required  to enable the commissioning of 107 metres of the starter strip/paved RESA or to mitigate the reduction in the length of the RESA from 197 metres to 90 metres.
  1. Following that consultation, if there is evidence to suggest that the commissioning of the 107 metres is possible, to direct the States’ Trading Supervisory Board to return to the States by March 31st 2019 with a Policy Letter giving, inter alia, indicative estimates of the costs of all components of the commissioning requirements.

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Discussed: States Meeting on 24 October 2018 (Billet d’État XXIII)

Voted: 35 for, 3 absent, 2 against (Deputies Brehaut, Langlois)