Air Transport World

Environmental approvals move London City Airport near reality.

London--Brymon Airways could be flying scheduled services with the de Havilland Dash 7 out of a new STOLport on the Thames River docks here as early as the fall of next year following sanctioning of the STOLport project by Patrick Jenkin, UK secretary of state for the environment.

Permission to go ahead came only after a long and bitter environmental battle which included a planning inquiry and a case in England's High Court.

Brymon will be the major initial operator at London City Airport, as it will be called. Brymon's Dash 7 fleet makes it the only carrier currently qualified to meet stringent noise and operational limitations. Helicopters, club and recreational aircraft will be banned from LCA and only STOL-type commercial aircraft will be allowed. …

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