10 Apr Noise and Track Keeping System at Biggin Hill Airport
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Biggin Hill Airport has formally launched its new state-of-the-art Noise Monitoring and Track Keeping System. From April 12th 2017 members of the public will be able to access the system via an internet portal and view all aircraft using the airport as well as aircraft overflying the area en-route to or from other London 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.”
Members of the public can access the system at www.LBHACommunity.co.uk in order to view aircraft movements, 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 as those employed at many major airports including 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 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”.
“I am delighted with the progress the airport is making” says 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”.