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Local Environmental Impacts

At Bournemouth Airport we take our environmental responsibilities very seriously and we are committed to being a good neighbour.

Climate change is important to us all and in 2007 we published our Master Plan for the future development of the Airport. Central to our plans is a commitment to reduce our impact on the environment and, as part of wide-ranging programme of measures, we have made a commitment to making our operations 'carbon neutral' by 2015. This means that those emissions that arise from airport buildings or vehicles will be eliminated or, where this is not possible, their effect will be off-set.

We believe it is important that we communicate honestly and clearly the environmental impacts that result from our operations and that is why we are one of the first airports in Europe to implement the WebTrak radar replay system. By using WebTrak it is possible to view all aircraft movements in the vicinity of Bournemouth Airport , to see which aircraft flew where and at what height. Whilst at Bournemouth Airport we seek to minimise the impact of noise from all aspects of the operation of aircraft and the airport, we take complaints of noise very seriously.

We have made significant progress in recent years, we know that we need to continue to improve and we are determined to do so.

Annual Monitoring Reports and Related Policy Documents

WebTrak

Sit in an air traffic controller's seat and view flight paths in and out of Bournemouth Airport using sophisticated WebTrak software. View patterns and flow of flights from information taken from the same radars we use here at the airport to monitor flight traffic.

If you have any questions about using the software, then we have a dedicated WebTrak FAQ section to help answer the most pressing queries.

WebTrak
Aircraft Noise Complaints

Aircraft Noise Complaints

Here at Bournemouth Airport we take any noise complaints seriously. Through careful scheduling of flight paths and monitored regulations of aircraft carrier engine noise,we aim to reduce the impact on our local community as much as possible.

Find out more about how to contact our noise complaints service overleaf.

Environment Facts

Find out more about how we attempt to reduce our environmental impact at Bournemouth Airport, with access to PDF's including information how we manage routes, arriving and departing aircraft, monitor night noise, and much more.

Environment Facts
Environmental Policy

Environmental Policy

See how at Bournemouth Airport, we intend to help to protect our environment.

Noise Action Plan

The Airport’s Noise Action Plan (NAP) has been formally adopted by the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs. The NAP was developed to meet the requirements of the Environmental Noise Directive and the Environmental Noise (England) Regulations 2006 (as amended). It details how the Airport will manage the noise environment in order to minimise any adverse impact of aircraft operations on our neighbours wherever practicable.

The full report and a summary version are available to download by clicking the link below.

Noise Action Plan
Travel Plan

Travel Plan

Our Travel Plan provides an update to the actions and targets set in the Travel Plan (2007), which was produced on behalf of Manchester Airport Group. The Travel Plan (2007) was originally approved as part of the planning permission for a terminal extension at Bournemouth Airport.

We aim to encourage public transport use and reduce the number of single occupancy car trips made to the site. In particular, the aim is to reduce the number of taxi, and ‘drop-off and pick-up’ trips. These trips generate four car journeys to and from the site for every return air journey. As such, they make the greatest contribution to road traffic and emissions.
The Travel Plan covers the whole of the Bournemouth Airport site owned by MAG.

 

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