Agenda and minutes

Airport Consultative Committee
Friday, 9 February 2018 2:00 pm

Venue: Southampton International Airport, Spitfire Meeting Room

Contact: Amy Stephens, Case Mangement Officer Tel: 023 8068 8273; Email:  amy.stephens@eastleigh.gov.uk 

Items
No. Item

30.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 141 KB

Minutes:

The Minutes of the meeting held on 13 October 2017 were agreed as a correct record.

31.

Airport Managing Director's Report pdf icon PDF 524 KB

Minutes:

David Lees the Manager Director presented his report and highlighted the following areas for information:

 

·         The total passenger numbers remained the same as last year for the last 4 months of 2017, however the annual figure was 6.1% positive versus 2016.

·         Total aircraft movements included :

Passenger and Cargo Flights, Training Flights, Air Ambulance, General Aviation, Military, Air Taxi and Positioning Flights. Between September to December 2017 there were 12,346 flights which was a reduction of -6% compared to the 13,158 flights for the same period in 2016.

·         There were two new routes 1) to Skiathos run by FlyLolo and the flights would run from 3 July until 2 October 2018. 2) to Menorca run by TUI starting in May until September

·         Eastern airways would be reintroducing the flights to Rodez in the South of France starting in June, including an additional weekly flight.

 

He finished his report by confirming that he would be leaving the airport to start a new role as Chief Operating Officer of Bristol Airport in August 2017.

 

Members of the Committee congratulated him on his appointment and wished him well for the future.

 

32.

Passengers with Restricted Mobility Update

Minutes:

The Committee received a presentation from Hazel Screech on Passengers with Restricted Mobility. She explained that;

 

·         In 2017 there were 0.9% of all passengers who used the airport used the services offered.

·         The airport had invested in six ramps - one continental ramp and a mobiloader.

·         Improved recording & reporting to enable better planning and preparedness  - June 2017

·         Equality and Disability Awareness Training for all front line teams  - April 2017

·         Compliance with CAP1411 (providing assistance to people with hidden disabilities)

·         Improved recording & reporting to enable better planning and preparedness  - June 2017

·         Equality & Disability Awareness Training for all front line teams  - April 2017

·         Compliance with CAP1411 (providing assistance to people with hidden disabilities)

 

It was noted that the next steps would be:

 

      Continue with training for frontline teams

     Seek accreditation

      Regular forum with groups and disability organisations

     Review PRM services (assurance & feedback)

     Continuous improvement

     Tender PRM services

 

33.

Development Update

Minutes:

The Committee was given an update on the current developments and it was noted that;

 

·         The Development Master Plan would be going out to public Consultation in the next couple of months.

·         The central security area had been enhanced with the installation of new equipment to improve the efficiency and level of service

·         Navigational aids including a new radar will be upgraded

·         The WH Smith store in the Departure lounge had been extended

 

34.

Noise Action Plan

Minutes:

Nichola Shaw the Airside Operations Technical Coordinator went through the Noise Action Plan timeline and explained the milestones involved in the plan.  It was noted that the first draft would be sent to members of the Committee on 3 April and the deadline for response was the 29 April.

 

35.

Monitoring of the Flying Controls Agreement

Minutes:

It was noted that there had been no breaches of the flying controls agreement.

36.

Technical Working Group feedback pdf icon PDF 396 KB

Minutes:

The Committee received a presentation of Noise Statistics, Lasers and Drones from Nichola Shaw the Airside Operations Technical Coordinator who reported that;

 

·         There were no noise complaints received during the period of September through to December 2017 in comparison to the thirteen complaints received the previous year. 

·         There were eight noise complaints relating to the southerly runway operations

·         There were sixteen noise complaints relating to the northerly runway operations

·         In 2017 there had been nineteen laser strikes which was an increase by eight instances in 2016

·         A Laser strike and Drone working group had been created and the airport is working closely with NATs, Hampshire Constabulary and the airlines.

·         New NoiseDesk software ad been introduced and it would allow any monitoring of NPR deviations, provide comprehensive and detailed responses using quantative data and enable the airport to respond more efficiently to community enquiries.

 

Nichola was thanked for the presentation and the Committee agreed that the lack of noise complaints received was very good news.

37.

CrossCountry rail update

Minutes:

The Committee received a presentation from Hayley Bull of CrossCountry trains.  She explained that the reason for her giving her presentation was to make members aware of what they do and to encourage the Committee to give input to the up and coming consultation renewal of the franchise which is currently out to tender.  It was noted that CrossCountry Trains service eighteen airports and that their services mirror the motorway competition.

38.

Date and time of next meeting

Minutes:

The date of the next meeting was agreed as 8 June 2018.