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.
Day (0700 – 2300hrs)
Night (2300 – 0700hrs)
Continuous Descent Approaches (CDAs) – Runway 22 direction only
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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