A quieter Heathrow
Published in May 2013, ‘A quieter Heathrow’, sets out Heathrow’s commitments to reducing aircraft noise while safeguarding the UK’s connectivity.
The report brings together a range of measures to meet the Government’s aspiration ‘to strike a fair balance between the negative impacts of noise and the positive economic impacts of flights’. It focuses on five areas: quieter planes, quieter operating procedures, noise mitigation and land-use planning, operating restrictions and working with local communities.
These measures mean that aircraft flying in and out of Heathrow are on average 15% quieter than fleets of the same airlines which land at other world airports.
A quieter Heathrow (1.66 MB PDF)