Noise Action Plan
Birmingham Airport has long recognised that noise is a consequence of our operations. Over the years we have developed a comprehensive noise management programme to minimise disturbance to our local neighbours.
Our overarching objective for managing aircraft noise is:
“To work with our stakeholders, including the local community and industry partners, to adopt the best practicable means to assess, manage and minimise the impact of aircraft noise, both now and in the future.”
Measuring our impact is one of the key themes of our Noise Action Plan. Please find the latest noise contours here, which have been produced by the Department for Environment Food & Rural Affairs.
The Noise Action planning process operates in five-yearly cycles. Our most recent Noise Action Plan 2019-2023 sets out a series of actions and targets to assess, manage and where possible improve the noise climate around the Airport.
To help understand the reasons why aircraft may be seen in your vicinity, please review the BHX Operations section, which aims to explain the procedures for operations at Birmingham Airport, including details of the policies and procedures relating to aircraft taking off and landing at the Airport.