Noise and track keeping system
Only aircraft operators who are able to demonstrate that their aircraft can operate within strict allowable limits can use London City Airport. This includes noise, weight and other performance restrictions. In order to understand this prior to any scheduled or general movements being permissible noise trials must be conducted at the Airport. The noise results of said trials (generated by the airport’s noise and track keeping system) are documented and provided to the local authority for approval. Once approved the aircraft is then allowed to operate on this basis.
Helicopters and other vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) aircraft, and aircraft with a single engine, are prohibited and flying for club or leisure purposes is not permitted.