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Launch of Noise and Track Keeping System at London Biggin Hill Airport
London Biggin Hill Airport will formally launch its new state-of-the-art Noise Monitoring and Track Keeping System next week. From April 12, 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 area airports.
“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. 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 practically possible” says Mr Curtis
Members of the public can also access the system at www.LBHACommunity.co.uk 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.