London Stansted Airport in the Community

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London Stansted is a growing business committed to sharing its success and making a lasting difference to our local communities. We're immensely proud of our commitment to Corporate Social Responsibility, which recognises the importance of responsible growth and our desire to be a trusted neighbour.

As the major air transport hub in the region, we understand the importance of achieving our growth in a sustainable way. We also recognise that we need to deliver benefits locally, whilst being mindful of our effects on the community and environment.

As we grow, we will continue advancing the positive opportunities afforded by the development of the airport, working in partnership with local people to support the things that really matter to them.

Download our infographics to see all the good work we've been doing:

Key Achievements 2020-21

Key Achievements 2018-19

Key Achievements 2017-18


London Stansted Airport is proposing to extend its terminal towards the back of the building.

This scheme has been designed to significantly improve the airport experience at each stage of the passenger journey, from check-in through to immigration and provide a more spacious environment for passengers.

To learn more about our proposals and provide your feedback please click here.


We have included detailed information for residents regarding the Stansted Solar Farm, including how this project will support the sustainable development of Stansted airport. This includes our capacity to expand and meet future energy needs.

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As part of the Government’s Airspace Modernisation Programme, London Stansted Airport has begun the process of re-designing the network of corridors and flightpaths that aircraft use when travelling to and from the airport

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If you live or work near an airport, there will almost certainly be times when you hear aircraft.

Here at London Stansted Airport, we are committed to being a good neighbour and we continually work with airlines, National Air Traffic Services (NATS), local Air Traffic Control (ATC) and Government agencies to minimise the noise impact on the local community as much as possible.

The noise section of our website is designed to help give a better understanding of the various aspects of aircraft noise by giving clear and factual information.


Aircraft Noise Explained

This section of the website provides valuable information about the sources and causes of noise.

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Inspiring Young People

We have a long-standing commitment to inspire the next generation of aviation professionals.  From our education centre, the Aerozone to the brand-new purpose-built on-site college, Stansted Airport College.

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Employment & Skills

We are the largest single-site employer in the East of England, providing over 12,000 jobs across 200 companies. Through our outreach and employment events, we seek to drive recruitment in parts of the community that are currently under-represented at airports, because of factors including cultural difference, lack of awareness, or under-developed transport links.

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Economic Development

London Stansted Airport provides local businesses of varying sizes the opportunity to find out about the expansive range of opportunities through a range of procurement events, while the airport's position as a core pillar of economic growth in the South East means there are a range of options available to align your company with us.

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We encourage all colleagues to demonstrate our values by contributing to local communities. Offering their skills on a voluntary basis not only helps to strengthen ties with the areas in which we live and work, but also has been linked to employee well-being and engagement.

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Community Funding

London Stansted Airport's status as a major international airport dictates that we ensure the local community as a whole can benefit from the airport's current and future success. This involves working closely with various representatives and people within schools, education, sport, employment, skills training and other projects that can make a real difference.

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Charity Partners

Find out more about our various Charity Partners we've been aligned within recent years, including the recent affiliation with CLIC Sargent in which various promotional work and fundraising projects were conducted on behalf of our airport.

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Managing Our Environment

Protecting the environment should be important for any business, but as airport operators, we recognise we have a particularly important role to play in ensuring the protection of the environment and minimising impacts on local residents.

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Environmental Policy

Read our Stansted Airport Environment and Energy Policy >


Environmental News

Click here to find out more about London Stansted's environmental news >


Air Quality

Click here to learn about the air quality around London Stansted >

For more information on Part 1 compensation claims relating to airport works during the period between 1999-2007, please click here

Stansted Airport takes our wider community seriously. We arrange regular Community Outreach sessions in the airport's surrounding area, allowing us to respond to queries regarding operations at Stansted, along with providing members of the community with a platform to voice their opinions.

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London Stansted Airport Newsletter

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