London Biggin Hill Airport has formally
launched its new state-of-the-art Noise Monitoring and Track Keeping System.
Members of the public will be able to access
the system via an internet portal and view details of all aircraft using the
airport as well as aircraft overflying the area en-route to or from other London
“We are very excited by the new system” says
Biggin Hill Airport Managing Director,
Will Curtis. “We promised to deliver this system as part of
the new agreement on airport opening hours and it is now fully installed, tested
and ready for use by the public," he says. "The airport will now be able to
monitor aircraft operations in order to ensure that aircraft noise generated by
aircraft using Biggin Hill Airport is kept to an absolute minimum. I am
passionate about ensuring that the airport is always as good a neighbour as
A sample of the Noise Monitoring and Track
Keeping System screen image.
Members of the public can also access the
in order to view aircraft movements, or to log a complaint, or just to learn
more about the airport.
“Full instructions on how to use the system
are available on line, but for those who are not comfortable with the internet
or simply prefer the older methods, our telephone complaints procedure remains
unchanged” said Colin Hitchins,
Community Engagement Manager.
In future, all complaints will be processed
through the airport’s state of the art Bruel and Kjaer Noise and Track Keeping
System which is the same method as employed at many major airports, including
London’s Heathrow and Gatwick.
“We believe that Biggin Hill now has the
strictest noise limits of any UK airport,” says Will Curtis. “I am proud of the
work we have done with the London Borough of Bromley on this project. Together,
we have designed and implemented a new system of noise limits and controls that
are unrivalled anywhere in the UK. Residents can now be certain that the airport
can never grow uncontrollably. We are already attracting inward foreign
investment and have created over 100 new jobs at the airport since last summer.
With the Aerospace Technical College project now taking shape, we are well on
our way to delivering on our promise to create 2,300 new and skilled jobs here
at the Airport by 2030 and to ensure that the majority of those jobs go to
Bromley residents, many of whom are still at school today.”
“The progress that the airport is making in
this vitally important field is most encouraging” adds Colin Hitchins. “We
promised to deliver a quieter and more prosperous airport - an airport that
offered opportunities to local people and an improved local economy as a result.
We are now starting to do exactly that.