Apply for a Noise Certificate

How to apply


The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) states that "Noise certification shall be granted or validated by the State of Registry of an aircraft on the basis of satisfactory evidence that the aircraft complies with the requirements which are at least equal to the applicable Standards specified in this Annex".

The CAA discharges its responsibilities regarding ICAO requirements for EASA Aircraft through European Regulation (EC) No. 216/2008 Article 6 and for Non-EASA Aircraft through the Aeroplane Noise Regulations 1999, the Aeroplane Noise (Amendment) Regulations 1999 and the Air Navigation (Environmental Standards for Non-EASA Aircraft) Order 2008.

Not every aircraft on the UK Register is obliged to have a Noise Certificate. There is no legislation requiring noise certificates for older aircraft and, with the exception of microlights, Permit to Fly aircraft.

This application is not required when you are also applying for a Certificate of Airworthiness.


  • The aircraft must be fully registered in the UK prior to the issue of any Noise Certificate.
  • For MTOW related changes for aircraft operating under an AOC at 15,000kg or above, please refer to the VMTOW Scheme.
  • This application is not required when you are also applying for a Certificate of Airworthiness.


EASA Aircraft
(individual certificate under Part-21 made independently of the CofA)

Non-EASA Aircraft
(excluding Microlights)


£105.00No FeeThe charge of £462.00 will only be made for carrying out noise tests on airframe / engine / propeller combinations that do not have defined noise levels and will be applied to all applications where a noise test is necessary.

Copies of documents

There is a charge of £46.00 should you require a copy or replacement of a noise certificate.  These cannot be applied for using this form.  Please contact us at for a replacement, quoting the Aircraft Registration and the existing Noise Certificate number.

In the event of a discrepancy between the information here and the Scheme of Charges, the Scheme of Charges takes precedence.

Same Day Services

Same day, special delivery and other customised services are available at an additional cost.  This service is on request, and should be made at the time of initial application.  

Latest charges and applications form.

Note: Aircraft that have airframe/engine/propeller combinations which do not have defined noise levels and require a noise test, do not qualify for Same Day Service.

Processing time (On receipt of all required information)

The Noise Certificate will be issued within 20 working days (unless a noise test is required) / Issued the Same Day if Same Day Service has been requested.

Validity period

Noise certificates issued by the UK CAA are non-expiring.

Associated Rules, Regulations and Forms

You will need to provide

EASA and Non-EASA (excluding Microlights)

  • Details of the Aircraft
  • Details of the Engine
  • Details of the Propeller
  • Certification Basis documentation (i.e. copy of the AAN, STC and other documentation that support modifications affecting noise level)


  • Details of the Aircraft
  • Details of the Engine
  • Details of the Propeller

(Note - Propeller pitch datum is not required for aircraft with a fixed pith propeller.  Please ensure that you enter a zero measurement and not applicable as your selection in the applicable fields.)

How to apply

Use the Noise Certificates online form to submit your application (and payment if applicable).

What to expect

  • You will receive an automated email receipt following submission of the online application form
  • The application will be passed to a Surveyor for review
  • Further information to substantiate the application may be required
    (this may include the request of further documentation or to arrange a Noise Test – the Surveyor will usually be the contact for this)
  • A Noise Certificate will be issued once the Surveyor is satisfied that all necessary paperwork is in order and that noise levels are acceptable
  • For Microlights, an electronic copy of the Noise Certificate will be sent to the Light Aircraft Association or British Microlight Aircraft Association as appropriate

Contact us


Applications and Approvals
Civil Aviation Authority
Aviation House
Gatwick Airport South
West Sussex
Telephone: 01293 768374 (open 8.30am to 4.30pm)