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Reducing Gatwick's noise footprint

The Civil Aviation Authority has calculated the 2018 aircraft noise contours for Gatwick which showed a reduction of 7% in noise contour 54 dB standard Leq when compared to 2017.

This follows a reduction of 4% in the same contour in 2017 compared to 2016. This reduction is the result of several initiatives, including enhanced focus on Continuous Descent Operations and implementation of additional aeronautical charges to incentivise the use of quieter aircraft.

Gatwick will seek to build on these improvements further. In addition to the introduction of significantly quieter aircraft over the coming years, planned actions in the END Noise Action Plan and the Noise Management Board workplan seek to ameliorate the noise climate for the benefit of the local community.

More reading on this topic

Noise and airspace 
CAA website 
Press release