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Aircraft noise

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.

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.

We have collated all responses made during the consultation and have updated this Noise Action Plan where appropriate based on feedback received. A full consultation report has been provided as an appendix in this final Noise Action Plan.

The Noise Action Plan (2019 – 2024) was fully adopted on 11th February 2019 by the Department for Environment Food & Rural Affairs for Bristol Airport as required by the Environmental Noise Directive and the Environmental Noise (England) Regulations 2006 (as amended). The main purpose of an airports Noise Action Plan is to effectively plan, manage and where possible reduce the adverse effects of aviation noise associated to our operations.

Noise Action Plan 2019 - 2024

R3 Airport Datapack 2017

Noise complaints

The noise complaint telephone line from Monday 7 August 2023 will no longer be in operation.  Any residents using this telephone number will not be able to register noise complaints.

You can log noise complaints here, or alternatively you can write to: Bristol Airport, Noise Complaints, Lulsgate House, Bristol, BS48 3DW.   Please provide information including your name, address, date and time of incident, and relevant information.

We can investigate any unusual disturbance from aircraft arriving and departing Bristol Airport or flying in close proximity. All complaints are responded to and statistics are publicly reported to the Airport Consultative Committee and recorded within Bristol Airport’s, Annual Monitoring Report.

Aircraft noise frequently asked questions

Tracker tool

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

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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.

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