Can I get compensation for noise disturbance?
Aircraft noise is governed by civil aviation legislation. At Edinburgh Airport, we offer a Noise Insulation Scheme to residential properties in the 63 dBLeq contour and above. Please click on the link below for further information.
What if I have a question about a specific aircraft or noise, who do I contact?
Web: Please follow the instructions provided under "I have an enquiry" or alternatively:
Write to: Communications, Edinburgh Airport, Terminal Building, Edinburgh EH12 9DN
Dedicated free noise enquiry line: 0800 731 3397
Why am I hearing aircraft noise at night? Aren’t there restrictions on night flights?
Edinburgh Airport is a 24-hour operational airport. There are no restrictions on night flying at Edinburgh Airport. Night time is regarded as the period between 23:30 and 06:00.
Why have you refused to provide information under the Freedom of Information Act?
Please note that the Freedom of Information act (link attached below) only relates to public authorities such as local government, national government deptartments and not to private companies.
Why do some aircraft appear to fly so much lower than others?
It's quite normal for aircraft to operate at a range of heights. It is important to stress that aircraft vary considerably in size and larger aircraft do often appear to be operating lower than others.
Although we cannot eliminate aircraft noise completely, we are working to understand and minimise our community impact. We are also committed to explaining what you're hearing and why.
Due to the Covid-19 outbreak and in line with Government guidance, where possible our staff are working from home, with very limited access to our offices.
Within this section of the Noise Lab we publish our reports and factsheets to ensure that they are readily available to the public.