Residents warned of increased aircraft noise

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Edinburgh Airport has warned that nearby residents could suffer from increased aircraft noise due to changes to the regular flight path.

Maintenance work will be carried out on Edinburgh Airport’s main runway, closing it for the next three weekends between 11.00pm – 5.30am as they resurface touchdown zones.

Many places in the nearby area will be affected including Bonnyrigg, Loanhead, Fairmilehead, Colinton, Sighthill, South Gyle, Oxgangs, Kirkliston and Bo’ness.

Gordon Dewar, chief executive of Edinburgh Airport, said:

As the airport continues to grow our runway is subjected to heavier loads and more frequent aircraft movements.

These heavy forces can cause the runway surface to degrade over time.

The work we’re carrying out over the next few weeks will involve resurfacing a number of areas on the runway, particularly at the aircraft touchdown zones.

As we’ll be operating a different take-off and landing route, some areas around Edinburgh may notice a slight increase in the number aircraft operations between the hours of runway maintenance.

Although this runway maintenance work may cause some minimal inconvenience in the short term, it is essential that we continue to invest in and improve our facilities.

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