Why are the noise monitors placed where they are?
Our noise monitors are located at fixed noise monitoring positions in Livingston, Broxburn and Cramond.
How is aircraft noise measured?
I want the noise measured at my home, how can you know what the noise levels are at my property?
Noise measurements are not taken at individual properties, however noise contour maps are used to predict which geographical areas will likely be the most disturbed by noise.
Why are you flying over me (easterly or westerly) when there is no wind?
If I complain about noise what happens to the enquiry?
Every enquiry received is logged and investigated, and each is responded to if requested. To investigate noise enquiries, we use a Noise and Track system which combines data from our radar feed, operations data feed and noise monitoring stations to provide us with up to date and accurate information. All this information feeds in to a ‘Noise and Track System’, on this NTK system members of the public can investigate the flight track and noise levels of specific aircraft themselves, or they can lodge a enquiry which will be investigated and will receive a reply within eight days, if the enquiry requires further investigation you will be informed when a full reply will be received.
Within this section of the Noise Lab we publish our reports and factsheets to ensure that they are readily available to the public.
From the start 2021 and during the pandemic in general, noise complaints dramatically reduced, however, we did continue to receive complaints. The majority of those were from frequent complainers.
We set up an Edinburgh Airport Noise Advisory Board (EANAB) in 2017, The Board is made up of representatives of community councils and other relevant bodies. EANAB was established to create and maintain an impartial pathway for the community at large to engage with Edinburgh Airport in the understanding and resolution of issues relating to aircraft noise associated with Edinburgh Airport, with the ...