Instead of, ahem, doing any proper research to find out if Manston is financially viable, they’ve sent us a few questions about what they would be allowed to do. Read on…
One of my airline clients has an Antonov, the noisiest freight aircraft in the world. Can I land this at Manston in the middle of the night?
You’re right, though – the Antonov is exceptionally noisy and is rated at QC4.
According to the S106, this means that landing it in the dead of night will attract a £1,000 fine.
Mind you, the fines haven’t been increased in the last ten years, and £1,000 isn’t what it used to be.
And when you bear in mind that a freight delivery is worth about £200,000 the fine isn’t much of a problem, really.
I ask you – where else could you get away with this?