During the first 20 days of implementing the new configuration in the El Prat airport, the EAST configuration was used 32% of the available daytime hours. This is an ascending figure.
In order for the global proposition to be effective, the use of the EAST configuration must be minimized as much as possible. The more its percentage of use nears 15%, the more beneficial the runways role change becomes in terms of the environment.
In order to determine the configuration based on the current wind conditions and the forecast, it was proposed to improve the wind margin tool up to 10 kts; however, without questioning the authority of the Control Tower’s Chief in charge.
AENA does NOT recognize this request at all.