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Our Noise Performance

The aviation industry creates many economic benefits and social opportunities, despite a number of challenges – including noise disturbance from airport operations. Each year, we report on how we manage these issues via our Corporate Sustainability Report.

Here are some important performance measurements from the most recently published reports.

Track-Keeping performance

% of departures on-track (all flights)

  • 2015 - 99.31%
  • 2014 - 99.22%
  • 2013 - 99.03%
  • 2012 - 98.95%
  • 2011 - 99.07%
  • 2010 - 98.76%

Noise Infringements

Day (0700 – 2300hrs)

  • 2015 - 0 infringements
  • 2014 - 1 infringement
  • 2013 - 4 infringements
  • 2012 - 1 infringement
  • 2011 - 2 infringements
  • 2010 - 2 infringements

Night (2300 – 0700hrs)

  • 2015 - 1 infringement
  • 2014 - 2 infringements
  • 2013 - 4 infringements
  • 2012 - 4 infringements
  • 2011 - 22 infringements
  • 2010 - 19 infringements

Continuous Descent Approaches (CDAs) – Runway 22 direction only

  • 2015 - 94.30%
  • 2014 - 94.43%
  • 2013 - 94.73%
  • 2012 - 94.63%
  • 2011 - 94.42%
  • 2010 - 93.78%

Enquiries and complaints

2015 - 747 complaints (from 245 individuals)

2014 - 1022 ( from 427 individuals)

2013 - 907 (from 340 individuals)

2012 - 742 (from 305 individuals)

2011 - 881 (from 368 individuals)

2010 - 1,745 (from 545 individuals)

Noise exposure contours

Area within 57Leq contour

2015 – no data published by the CAA/DfT yet

2014 - 21.6 km2

2013 - 20.0km2

2012 - 21.2km2

2011 - 21.2km2

2010 - 22.5km2

Population within 57Leq contour

2015 - no data published by the CAA/DfT yet

2014 - 1,650

2013 - 1,250

2012 - 1,250

2011 - 1,250

2010 - 1,400

Noise Abatement Compliance

Noise Abatement consists of many aspects, including noise limits, CDA's, track keeping etc. Please see below for a more detailed breakdown of compliance, contained in the Noise Abatement Compliance 2012 report (PDF 646KB), Noise Abatement Summary 2013-14 (PDF 646KB) and Noise Abatement Summary 2014-2015 (PDF 655KB) and Noise Abatement Summary 2015-2016 (PDF 661KB)

Noise Complaints Analysis

The Noise Complaints Report 2015 details all noise complaints received in 2015. The report covers the method and the localities of these complaints, as well as displaying noise infringements and runway usage statistics by month.

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We hope that our dedicated section of the website for noise provides answers to all the possible questions you may have. However, if you can't find what you're looking for, we'd like to hear from you.

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