Heathrow Airport

IATA/ICAO CODE: LHR/EGLL
CITY: London
COUNTRY: UK

AIRPORT CONTACT

Information updated by the airport 3/2011

Name: Peter Rafano
Title: Flight Analysis Manager
Airport: Heathrow Airport
Address:




Heathrow Airport Limited
The Compass Centre
Nelson Road
Hounslow
MiddlesexTW6 2QQ

Phone: +44 208 745 7994
Fax:  
Email: peter_rafano@baa.com
Airport Web Site: www.heathrowairport.com

ELEVATION: 80 ft.
RUNWAY INFORMATION
Orientation
Length (ft)
Displaced
Threshold (ft)
Glide Slope(deg)
Width (ft)
9R/27L
12799
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-
148
9L/27R
12808
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-
148

Noise Restrictions for operations from 09L:

The reasons for restricting operations from 09L go back to the late 1950s/early 1960s when, to placate local residents close to the bottom of 09L, the Dept. of Transport entered into a 'Gentlemen's agreement' with the local communities. This allowed for an increase in aircraft movements, whilst at the same time restricting the noise nuisance to the area of Cranford. Consequently this has since become known as the 'Cranford Agreement', and basically precludes departures from 09L except in exceptional circumstances.

NOISE ABATEMENT PROCEDURES
See UK AIP EGLL AD 2.21 -on the EUROCONTROL web site at:
http://www.nats-uk.ead-it.com/public/index.php.html

CONTINUOUS DESCENT ARRIVAL (CDA)

24 hours

The Arrivals Code of Practice can be downloaded from the following link.

AIRPORT CURFEWS
NOTE: Following an extensive consultation about proposed changes to the Night Flying Restrictions at London Airports (the "QC system"), the UK Secretary of State, Department for Transport has taken the following main decisions. They are applicable from 30 October 2006:

- The QC system as such has proven efficient and will be retained. The noise certification levels remain the basis for the QC classification.

- The definition of night (23:00 to 07:00) and night quota period (23:30 to 6:00) are maintained.

- The 9 EPNdB adjustment for arrivals is maintained.

- The exempt category is no longer determined by weight, but by noise levels (aircraft below 84 EPNdB are exempt from night restrictions).

- A new QC/0.25 band was created (84 to 86.9 EPNdB).

- QC/4 classified aircraft are subject to a scheduling ban within the night quota period (23:30 to 6:00). This is not an operating ban and would permit aircraft movements within this period exceptionally, when aircraft are severely delayed.

Furthermore, the objective is to progressively encourage the use of quieter aircraft (day and night for LHR and LGW; night only for Stansted), i .e. a progressive decrease in the overall night quota per season over the next years.

Current Notam Supplement SUP: 006/2011 - March 24, 2011

OSI/08/10 - 10 March 2010 ADMINISTRATION AND ENFORCEMENT OF
NIGHT AIRCRAFT MOVEMENT QUOTA
Appx1 Appx2 App4

Conditions of Use Including Airport Charges from 1 April 2011

29 October 2006 through Summer 2012 - Movement Limits and Noise Quota

Certification noise levels (EPNLs) are used for determining the QC category.

Takeoff = (Takeoff+Sideline)/2 for Chapter 3 or
((Takeoff+Sideline)/2)+1.75 for Chapter 2
Approach = Approach - 9
Certificated Noise Level (EPNdB)
Quota Count
Greater than 101.9
16
99-101.9
8
96-98.9
4
93-95.9
2
90-92.9
1
87-89.9
0.5
84-86.9
0.25

PREFERENTIAL RUNWAYS
1. In weather conditions when the tail wind component is no greater than 5 knots on the main runway 27R and 27L, these runways will normally be used in preference to runways 09R and 09L, provided the runway surface is dry.


2 . Pilots who ask for permission to use the runway into the wind when, in accordance with these procedures, runway 27R or 27L are in use, should understand that their arrival or departure may be delayed.

OPERATING QUOTA
OSI/08/10 - 10 March 2010 ADMINISTRATION AND ENFORCEMENT OF
NIGHT AIRCRAFT MOVEMENT QUOTA
Appx1 Appx2 App4

ENGINE RUN-UP RESTRICTIONS
Control of Ground Noise and Emissions at Heathrow Airport OSI/03/11

APU OPERATING RESTRICTIONS
Control of Ground Noise and Emissions at Heathrow Airport OSI/03/11

NOISE BUDGET RESTRICTIONS - NONE (the airport has a quota count system)

EMISSIONS SURCHARGE

Conditions of Use Including Airport Charges from 1 April 2011 document from BAA.

NOISE SURCHARGE
Conditions of Use Including Airport Charges from 1 April 2011 document from BAA.

NOISE MITIGATION/LAND USE PLANNING PROGRAM INFORMATION
Type of Program
Date Implemented
Status
Sound Insulation (Residences and Public Buildings)
1995,2005,2007
Four schemes currently operate:Day residential, Night Residential, Community Buildings and Home relocation Assistance. All are subject to review and public consultation in 2011.
Purchase Assurance for Homeowners Located Within the Airport Noise Contours
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-
Avigation Easements
-
-
Zoning Laws
-
-
Real Estate/Property Disclosure Laws
-
-
Acquire Land for Noise Compatibility to date
-
-
Population within each noise contour level relative to aircraft operations
-

See Heathrow website for latest annual and summer day contours

Airport Noise Contour Overlay Maps
-
Check with airport
Total Cost of Noise Mitigation Programs to Date
-

-

Source of Noise Mitigation Program Funding for Aircraft Noise
-
BAA Heathrow

NOISE MONITORING SYSTEM
Map of LHR Noise Monitor Locations East and West
Monitor locations and coordinates


FLIGHT TRACK MONITORING SYSTEM
Yes

NOISE LEVEL LIMITS
Noise Limits for Heathrow, Gatwick and Stansted Airports (Decision of 12/2000)
See Noise Monitoring System for limits at the monitors. There are penalities associated with these limits.

CHAPTER 2 RESTRICTIONS
Chapter 2 airplanes >75,000 lbs are banned from operating at airports in EU Member States as of April 1, 2002.

CHAPTER 2 PHASEOUT
From April 1, 2002 all civil subsonic jet aeroplanes >75,000 lbs operating at airports in EU Member States must comply with the standards specified in Part II, Chapter 3, Volume 1 of Annex 16 in accordance with EU Council Directive 92/14/EEC.

CHAPTER 3 RESTRICTIONS
See information under noise level limits.