There’s no getting away from the fact that aviation can be noisy. When aircraft land and take off – and depending on the aircraft and its altitude, as they fly overhead – they produce a considerable amount of noise.
Nonetheless, aviation noise negatively affects more people in the UK than any other country in Europe. Clearly, the highest levels of noise are experienced close to the busiest airports: noise from Heathrow at a level classified as ‘significantly annoying’ impacts more people than any other airport in Europe.
Government and the aviation industry have worked to try and reduce the impact of noise by:
But with people’s desire to fly consistently growing, there’s a real challenge ahead: how can aviation grow without worsening the impact of aviation noise?
The pages in this section contain information about the CAA's work with noise, including:
The CAA has three key roles around aviation noise:
Standards exist to try and manage aviation noise: aircraft have to obtain a
noise certificate, granted by the national regulatory authority – the CAA in the UK – that proves they meet the
International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) standards for noise.
Details of noise certificates for individual UK-registered aircraft can be found on
G-INFO, the UK register of civil aircraft.
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