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Working towards a quieter Heathrow

Heathrow statement - 17 March 2015

A procedural change made by NATS has been identified affecting the position of flights using one of Heathrow’s six departure routes on easterly operations – this route is known as ‘Compton’.

This procedural change is unrelated to the recent airspace trials. More information about the change can be found here.

Welcome to our Aircraft noise website. We know that as well as bringing huge benefits to the UK, an airport the size and importance of Heathrow has downsides for people living nearby, in particular the challenge of aircraft noise.

Heathrow is at the forefront of international efforts to tackle noise. As a result, even though the number of planes has gone up, Heathrow's noise footprint has shrunk considerably over the past few decades. But despite these efforts we know that noise remains an issue. We are committed to addressing it and to reduce the impact of noise on residents.

This site explains Heathrow’s operations including information on flights paths and the rules governing the airport. You can track flights on maps, make a noise complaint and find out what we’re doing to make Heathrow quieter. You’ll also find information on future plans including potential airspace changes.

You can talk to the Community Relations team on 0800 344844 or email us at noise@heathrow.com

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Heathrow operations

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Live updates on runway operations

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A Quieter Heathrow

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Find out how we are making Heathrow quieter

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