Heathrow Airport is set to publicly rank airlines on noise performance.The proposals are contained within a new report published by the airport on its plans to reduce aircraft noise.
A British Airways aircraft flying into Heathrow As well as connecting the UK to long-haul markets around the world and supporting more than 100,000 local jobs, Heathrow said it recognises that an airport of its size has downsides for people living nearby. “A quieter Heathrow’ brings together a range of measures to meet the Government’s aspiration to strike a fair balance between the negative impacts of noise and the positive economic impacts of flights,” the report says. Colin Matthews, CEO of Heathrow, added: “Heathrow is at the forefront of international efforts to tackle aircraft noise and as a result, even though the number of flights has almost doubled since the 1970s, fewer people are affected by noise. “We will continue to work with airlines, NATS, policy makers and local communities to further reduce aircraft noise whilst safeguarding the vital connectivity and economic growth that Heathrow provides. The airport is also proposing a significant increase in fines for airlines that break noise limits.Source: airportworld, Steven Thompson
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