• Noise complaints from aircraft flying to or from a specific airport should be directed to the airport concerned. They will be best placed to provide information on their operations and may be able to take action if the aircraft is flying in breach of their noise abatement procedures. We’ve included contacts for the larger airports on this page. Details for smaller aerodromes are usually available online.

    An airport’s operating hours and other noise restrictions are often set out in the planning agreement so your local planning authority may be able to provide more information about restrictions that are in place.

    If a particular aircraft is causing noise nuisance but is not breaching the Rules of the Air we don’t have legal power to restrict its activity. We advise that if possible you contact the operator of the aircraft. If you know the registration of the aircraft, you’ll find the owner’s name and address on our aircraft database. UK registrations begin with a G- followed by four more letters.

    We have no authority over military aviation in the UK. To register a noise complaint about a military aircraft, please call the Ministry of Defence on 0845 600 7580 or click for more information about low flying military aircraft.

    Contact details for larger airports

    Airport Contact Number Email Address / Contact Form 
    Heathrow  0800 344 844  noise_complaints@heathrow.com  
    Gatwick   0800 393 070  noise.line@gatwickairport.com  
    Stansted   0844 335 1803  stanstednoiseline@stanstedairport.com  
    Manchester   08712 710 711  noise complaint form  
    Birmingham  0121 767 7433  environmentteam@birminghamairport.co.uk 
    Edinburgh  0800 731 3397  edicommunications@edinburghairport.com  
    Glasgow   0800 013 2429  contact form 
    If you would like to contact us about aircraft noise please complete and return Form FCS 1521.