See UK AIP for details.
Noise Abatement Procedures
1. Every operator of aircraft using the airport shall ensure
at all times that aircraft are operated in a manner calculated
to cause the least disturbance practicable in areas surrounding
2. Reverse Thrust
To minimize disturbance in areas adjacent to the aerodrome,
Flight Crews are requested to avoid the use of reverse thrust
after landing consistent with safe operation of the aircraft,
especially between 2300 and 0600 (local time).
3. Aircraft Noise Quota System
Liverpool John Lennon Airport operates and manages a Noise
Quota System which is based on the CAA Supplement to the UK
AIP, pertaining to the Airport Noise Restrictions Notice for
London Heathrow, London Gatwick and London Stansted. The count
value for the takeoff and landing by individual aircraft types
is shown in the Annex to the above mentioned Supplement.
a. The night quota period is between 2300 and 0700 (local time)
with the quota count period being between 2330 and 0600.
b. Operators must supply information appertaining to the noise
characteristics (aircraft type, engine type, operating weight
and maximum certificated landing or takeoff weight as appropriate(
and quota count for all non-exempt aircraft using Liverpool
John Lennon Airport, to Airport Operations Tel +44 (0) 151 907
1551 as part of the PPR request process.
c. Quota Count Operational Restrictions:
i. 2300-2330 - Aircraft with quota count of QC8 and QC16
must not be scheduled to takeoff or land;
ii. 2330-0600 - Aircraft with quota count of QC8 and QC16
must not takeoff or be scheduled to land;
iii. 0600-0700 - Aircraft with quota count of QC16 must not
takeoff or be scheduled to land.
Certain exemptions (including emergencies) apply contact
the Environmental Manager for a full list of exemptions.
Inbound aircraft, other than light aircraft flying under VFR
or Special VFR, shall maintain a height of at least 2000 ft
above aerodrome level until cleared to descend for landing.
Aircraft approaching without assistance from ILS or radar, shall
follow a descent path which will not result in its being at
any time lower than the approach path which would be followed
by aircraft using the ILS glide path. It is recommended that
aircraft join final approach at not less than 3 nm on runway
a. Runway 27
i. After takeoff all aircraft of more than 5730 kgs (12,500
lbs) MTWA shall climb straight ahead at maximum rate to 1000
ft all before turning
b. Runway 09
i. Between 2300 and 0700 (winter), 2200 and 0800 (summer),
Runway 09 will only be available for takeoff when overriding
operational considerations necessitate its use, e.g. performance
ii. After takeoff the initial turn onto outbound heading
shall be commenced as soon as practicable, but not below 500
ft aal and not before passing the end of the runway.
c. After completion of the initial turn onto outbound heading,
all turbojet powered aircraft shall reduce power for noise abatement
purposes so as to maintain a rate of climb of at least 500 ft
per minute at power settings which will ensure progressively
decreasing noise levels at point on the ground under the flight
6. Engine Testing
Aircraft engine testing is subject to the approval of the Airport
Authority and shall only be permitted between the hours of 0700
and 2300 (local). Outside these hours engine testing will not
be permitted except in an emergency.
These requirements may be departed from to the extent necessary
for avoiding immediate danger.
8. Continuous Descent Approaches to Runway 09
a. Turbo-jet and turbo-prop aircraft are expected to apply continuous descent, low power, low drag approach techniques at all times
b. Subject to ATC instructions, inbound aircraft are to maintain as high an altitude as practical and adopt a low power, low drag, continuous descent approach profile. ATC will provide estimated track distance to touchdown to allow pilots to descend at a rate they judge best suited to achieve continuos descent without using more power or drag than necessary. The object will be to join the glidepath at the appropriate height for the distance without level flight.
c. To facilitate these techniques aircraft should be flown no faster than 250 kt from the Speed Limiting Points and below FL 100 and 250-210 kt during the intermediate approach phase. Thereafter speed should be managed so as to achieve a continuous descent using as little power or drag as possible. ATC may impose speed control if required for seperation purposes.
d. ATC will provide regular range checks. Pilots who require additional track mileage to facilitate a successful CDA should inform ATC as soon as possible.
Note: Continuous descent approaches are only available on Runway 09. Runway 27 operations may require prolonged flight at lower altitude for airspace intergration. See EGGP AD 2.22 (2) iii.