London Luton Airport's recently upgraded Aircraft Noise & Track Monitoring System is a comprehensive system to monitor and record actual flown tracks and noise levels of London Luton Airport aircraft operations. This integrated system includes many components, including a network of three permanent noise monitors that measure the noise environment and a system directly connected to the air traffic control radar that collects aircraft flight tracks.
Feedback from our neighbours is crucial to the success of this program. Any information from surrounding residents concerning airport noise in neighbouring communities is entered into our complaints database. This information is analysed to identify trends in specific aircraft noise disturbance and consequently helps the airport to minimise the impact of its operations. This data is published in the quarterly Airfield Environment Reports presented to the London Luton Airport Consultative Committee and also in the Annual Monitoring Report published by Luton Borough Council.
We seek to strike a balance between the growing number of aircraft movements to and from London Luton Airport and any resulting noise disturbance caused to local communities. Our noise management programme has evolved from close consultation with local communities and Luton-based airlines. Based on a combination of regulations, economic instruments and consultation we believe that our programme continues to set the standard for best practice in the UK.
An information pack is available which outlines Airport actions in minimising noise, general information on arrivals and departures and sample actual flown tracks of London Luton aircraft operations which can be downloaded via the link at the bottom of this page.
If you have a complaint about noise pollution, please fill out our Noise Complaint Form which can be found by clicking here.
Noise Complaints Line: Telephone (0) 1582 395 382