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Heathrow Airport

Transport written question – answered on 24th November 2011.

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Photo of Zac Goldsmith Zac Goldsmith Conservative, Richmond Park

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many times operational freedoms at Heathrow airport were deployed in the latest period for which figures are available.

Photo of Theresa Villiers Theresa Villiers The Minister of State, Department for Transport

During the period 1 November, when the trial began, and 21 November 2011, Tactically Enhanced Arrivals Measures (TEAM) were deployed on 1, 4, 5, 17 and 18 November as part of the operational freedoms trial. In total, the operational freedoms version of TEAM was used to land 51 aircraft on the runway designated for departures during this period.

BAA publishes daily data on the use of these measures at the following web address:

http://heathrowtrial.com

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