The consolidated First Term Workplan was approved and adopted by the NMB in 2017, incorporating activities arising from the recommendations of the Arrivals Review as well as a number of departure activities identified through engagement with the NMB. In total, 20 activities were identified in the workplan and were prioritised based on guidance developed by the NMB.

The Second Term Workplan was adopted by the NMB at the meeting of the Noise Executive Board (NEX) in March 2021. It contains 12 initiatives aimed at reducing noise from aircraft in and around Gatwick. You can read the workplan here.

This section provides an update on a number of completed and ongoing NMB noise reduction initiatives. Further information can be found in the NMB First Term Report and the NMB annual report 2019.

FOPP modification



Reduced night noise trial


Low noise arrivals metric


Departure noise limits


Airline noise performance table


Noise abatement departure procedures


Improving departure profiles