London City Airport Noise and Track Keeping System

Aircraft Noise Categorisation Scheme

On December 4, 2017, the London Borough of Newham (LBN) approved a new Aircraft Noise Categorisation Scheme (ANCS) at London City Airport. The ANCS has begun to operate alongside the existing noise categorisation scheme since 22 January 2018 for a period of 12 months. Following this 12-month period, LCY will submit a review of the ANCS to LBN in January 2019, once approved the ANCS will come into force and supersede the existing noise categorisation scheme.

The ANCS will introduce a new method of noise management that uses manufacturers’ independently assessed noise certification data to categorise each aircraft. This will mirror the approach adopted by other UK airports to control noise at night. As London City does not operate night flights, it will become the first UK airport to adopt this method for daytime flights.

Prior Notice of the ANCS commencing was given to interested parties including airlines, and adverts were placed in local newspapers in the London Borough of Newham; London Borough of Tower Hamlets and Royal Borough of Greenwich in January 2018.

The approved Aircraft Noise Categorisation Scheme can be accessed here