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.
Applications made before 1 April 2015
|£105.00||No Fee||The 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.|
Applications made from 1 April 2015
|£104.00||No Fee||The charge of £456.00 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.|
Full details of all prices are available in the Scheme of Charges.
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.
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 the initial application.
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.
Noise certificates issued by the UK CAA are non-expiring.
EASA and Non-EASA (excluding Microlights)
(Note - Propeller pitch datum is not required for aircraft with a fixed pitch propeller. Please ensure that you enter a zero measurement and not applicable as your selection in the applicable fields.)
If Approvals have not received all relevant documentation within 4 weeks from the date of your application, your application will be cancelled, refunded and you will be advised to reapply.
Use the Noise Certificates online form to submit your application (and payment if applicable).
Copies of documents
There is a charge of £46.00 (£45.00 from 1 April 2015) should you require a copy or replacement of a noise certificate. These cannot be applied for using this form. Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org for a replacement, quoting the Aircraft Registration and the existing Noise Certificate number.
Applications and Approvals
Civil Aviation Authority
Gatwick Airport South
Telephone: 01293 768374 (open 8.30am to 4.30pm)