Avro RJ100s to be banned from London City in March


Avro RJ100s are to be banned from operating from London City after 31 March, because of noise levels fractionally above those permitted under the stringent Category A designation (94.5 PNdB). Although this technical breach has been reduced from 0.6 dB in 2013 to 0.1 dB above Category A in 2015 — a level imperceptible to the human ear — a ban on RJ100 operations was a condition of the new Planning Permission granted by the Department of Transportation for the airport’s expansion. Currently, only Swiss operates the RJ100 at London City, on three daily round-trips from Genève (LX442/443, LX434/435, and LX446/447) and, in combination with Helvetic ERJ 190s, on four of its five roundtrips from Zürich (LX450/451, LX456/457, LX464/465, and LX455/456).

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