A local paper insinuated that a no-fly zone on the Power station could severely affect aircraft movement. The paper did not ask for Transport Malta\’s reaction before publishing the article and did not post our reply.
The no-fly zone, if implemented, will not affect general aviation or commercial air traffic.
Transport Malta started the process to put into effect flying restrictions over critical infrastructure, heritage sites and to reduce noise pollution when possible.
Such restrictions are very common in the aviation industry and the rise in popularity of Drones augmented the need for such.
Transport Malta drew up a plan for a restricted area over the Power Station. The Authority asked Malta Air Traffic Services and operators of light aircraft for their feedback which is currently being reviewed.