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​Barton Aerodrome is operated by City Airport Ltd and holds an Aerodrome Licence issued by the Civil Aviation Authority. The company recognises that in operating a safe, successful and thriving aerodrome there will inevitably be some environmental and noise impact to individuals and our local communities.

It is our aim to take account of the interests of those who live near to the aerodrome, and to residents further afield. Within the rules and procedures of our operations and developments of any aspect of the aerodrome, careful consideration is made to keep any impact as low as reasonably practicable.

If you wish to contact us regarding a particular issue of concern, please give as much detail as possible, including the nature of the concern, any relevant dates and times and any other appropriate information. This will allow us to conduct a thorough investigation.

In the vast majority of cases, aircraft operating are usually found to be compliant with all required aviation and local procedures and we may be unable to take any direct action regarding your concern although details will be retained and reported to the Aerodrome Consultative Committee. 


City Airport Ltd has established several measures to minimise the impact of airborne aircraft noise. This includes the following initiatives: -

  • Maintaining a noise complaints recording system.

  • Encouraging based operators to operate their aircraft in a manner, which will cause the lease likely disturbance.

  • Monitoring of aircraft operating from the Aerodrome Flight Information Service.

  • Publication of the aerodrome noise abatement policy.

  • Selection of runway in use to minimise noise disturbance.

  • Establishment of circuit patterns, which avoid densely populated areas where possible.

  • Strict limitations for aerobatic flights that take place overhead the aerodrome.

  • Standardised rules and procedures when operating within the ATZ .

  • Limitations and restrictions on operating hours.

Making a complaint or concern

Aircraft noise is not a statutory nuisance in the UK. It is not covered by the Environmental Protection Act 1990 or the Noise Act 1996. This means that local authorities do not have the legal power to take action on matters of aircraft noise, and nor does the Civil Aviation Authority have the legal power to prevent aircraft flying over a particular location or at a particular time for environmental reasons.

Further information about Aircraft Noise can be found on the Civil Aviation Authority website:

Please note that due to our operational teams primary duties in managing the operational safety of the aerodrome on a day to day basis, we are unable to discuss noise concerns by telephone or social media. All noise concerns must be submitted in writing by using the form below.

For complaints or concerns regarding Military or Emergency Services.

Military -
National Police Air Service
North West Air Ambulance Service -

Feedback to us regarding aircraft noise should include the following information, which will allow us to thoroughly investigate your concern;

a) Your Name
b) Your Address
c) Contact Telephone/Email
d) Date of Incident
e) Accurate time(s) of concern
f) Location of concern (if different from above address)
g) Details of concern (including aircraft registration or markings/description where appropriate)
h) Indicate whether you require a reply

Before you contact us, we recommend you download and read our Aerodrome Noise Information Pack.

Thank you for your report. This will be reviewed and a response provided (if required) within 10 working days.

Privacy Policy

To protect your privacy, City Airport Ltd will never distribute your name, e-mail address or other information to any third parties except partner organisations and service providers with whom it is essential to share information for operational and safety purposes, and government departments where required under the regulations within which we operate.

Please see our full Privacy Notice for more information

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