Our Noise Performance

Information about London Stansted’s 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.

% of departures on-track (all flights):

  • 2021 - 99.74%

  • 2020 - 99.66%

  • 2019 - 99.68%

  • 2018 - 99.61%

  • 2017 - 99.53%

  • 2016 - 99.29%

  • 2015 - 99.31%

  • 2014 - 99.22%

  • 2013 - 99.03%

  • 2012 - 98.95%

  • 2011 - 99.07%

  • 2010 - 98.76%

Day (0700 – 2300hrs):

  • 2021 - 0 infringements

  • 2020 - 0 infringements

  • 2019 – 1 infringement

  • 2018 – 0 infringements

  • 2017 – 4 infringements

  • 2016 - 1 infringement

  • 2015 - 0 infringements

  • 2014 - 1 infringement

  • 2013 - 4 infringements

  • 2012 - 1 infringement

  • 2011 - 2 infringements

  • 2010 - 2 infringements

Night (2300 – 0700hrs):

  • 2021 - 2 infringements

  • 2020 - 1 infringement

  • 2019 – 0 infringements

  • 2018 – 1 infringement

  • 2017 – 4 infringements

  • 2016 - 0 infringements

  • 2015 - 1 infringement

  • 2014 - 2 infringements

  • 2013 - 4 infringements

  • 2012 - 4 infringements

  • 2011 - 22 infringements

  • 2010 - 19 infringements

Runway 22 direction only

  • 2021 - 93.97%

  • 2020 - 93.44%

  • 2019 – 94.72%

  • 2018 – 94.27%

  • 2017 – 94.06%

  • 2016 - 93.81%

  • 2015 - 94.30%

  • 2014 - 94.43%

  • 2013 - 94.73%

  • 2012 - 94.63%

  • 2011 - 94.42%

  • 2010 - 93.78%

  • 2021 - 9,186 (from 367 individuals).

  • 2020 – 5,272 (from 413 individuals)

  • 2019 – 15,389 (from 370 individuals)

  • 2018 – 14,566 (from 571 individuals)

  • 2017 – 8,395 ( from 633 individuals)

  • 2016 – 4,170 (from 670 individuals)

  • 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)

Area within 57Leq contour

Population within 57Leq contour

  • 2020 - 500

  • 2019 - 2,500

  • 2018 - 2,100

  • 2017 – 2,450

  • 2016 – 2,050

  • 2015 - 1,650

  • 2014 - 1,650

  • 2013 - 1,250

  • 2012 - 1,250

  • 2011 - 1,250

  • 2010 - 1,400

The Noise Complaints Report 2021 details all noise complaints received in 2021. The report covers the method and the localities of these complaints, as well as displaying noise infringements and runway usage statistics by month.

Noise Complaints Report 2020

Noise Complaints Report 2019

Noise Complaints Report 2018

Noise Complaints Report 2017

Noise Complaints Report 2016

Noise Complaints Report 2015

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