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Noise management

At Bristol Airport we’re very aware of the impact aircraft noise can have on those living under our flight paths and near our site. That’s why we work hard to monitor and mitigate the levels of noise made, wherever possible.

Draft Noise Action Plan 2019-2024

Our first Noise Action Plan covered the period from 2010 to 2015, and our second from 2014 to 2018. This is our third Noise Action Plan covering the period 2019 to 2024 and where applicable, includes actions beyond this time period. Consultation on our draft Noise Action Plan ran for 12 weeks from the 10th July 2018 until the 2nd October 2018.

Thank you to everybody who took the time to comment on the draft Noise Action Plan. We will collate all responses made during this consultation and update where appropriate based on feedback received. A full consultation report will be provided as an appendix in the final Noise Action Plan (2019 – 2024). Thank you for reading and providing us with your feedback.

A copy of the draft Noise Action Plan (2019 – 2024) is available below – however, please note that the consultation has now closed. The Noise Action Plan has been updated to continue to comply with the requirements of the European Union (EU) Environmental Noise Directive 2002/49/EC (END) and, where applicable, other related UK government regulations. This is the main purpose of an airports Noise Action Plan to effectively plan, manage and where possible reduce the adverse effects of aviation noise associated to our operations.

Our Noise Action Plan has now been submitted to the Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs (DEFRA) for review and approval.

Draft Noise Action Plan 2019_2024

R3 Airport Datapack 2017

General Noise Topics 

Team effort

Reducing our noise impact is a true team effort. We work with the airlines that operate at Bristol, and our local air traffic control team to monitor performance and focus on flying quieter and more efficiently. Whilst we can’t cut out noise completely we can work positively to reduce the impact.

Want to know more?

You can read our current Noise Action Plan here. This sets out our goals from 2014 to 2018.

Find out about key noise topics in our factsheets below:

How aircraft arrive and depart Bristol Airport

Noise: Frequently Asked Questions 

Night flying at Bristol Airport 

More information on controls on night flights

Tracker tool

Ever wondered where our aircraft fly? You can view real radar tracks from the past few weeks using our Tracker tool here.