Here you can find out what we're doing as an airport and as an industry to help reduce and mitigate aircraft noise

What we're doing

Gatwick Airport, the Government, airlines, ATC and aircraft and engine manufacturers have all been listening to people who have questions about noise and we are continuously working to reduce the noise levels at the airport.

As an industry, the four main things we are doing are:

1. Designing airframes and engines to reduce noise generation.
2. Tightening the regulations on noise.
3. Improving the way planes and airports operate.
4. Providing noise insulation and compensation for people who experience high levels of noise.

As an airport operator, we take our commitments to our local communities very seriously and there are a number of schemes that we have in place to help mitigate aircrft noise. These are set out below:

Fines for noisy planes

Gatwick has a network of noise monitors around the airport to monitor the noise of departing planes at specific locations. Planes that break the noise limits are fined £500 by Gatwick Airport Ltd for the first 3dB over the limit and £1,000 above that.

We don't keep any of the money we raise from the fines. Instead we use it to support local community projects through the Gatwick Airport Community Trust . The Trust, which is independently-managed, supports local sports and arts initiatives focused on developing local youngsters. We’re also committed to environment conservation projects and supporting other community organisations and facilities.

Noise insulation scheme

Our noise insulation scheme is the most innovative in Europe. Homes across Surrey, Sussex and Kent can apply for up to £3,000 towards double glazing for their windows and doors as well as loft insulation. 

Read more about our noise insulation scheme here

Home owner support scheme

You can view details of our home owner support scheme below.

Home owner support scheme (please note that this will be updated to reflect our new pledge announced on 24 July)

Property market support bond

You can view details of our property market support bond below.

Property market support bond (please note that this will be updated to reflect our new pledge announced on 24 July)

Home relocation assistance scheme

You can view details of our home relocation assistance scheme below.

Home relocation assistance scheme

Aircraft vortex damage

You can find out what to do if you suspect an aircraft has caused vortex damage to your property. 

Aircraft vortex damage policy