Although the positive effects of our operation are felt across the region/United Kingdom; there are a number of issues we have to manage to ensure our neighbours are not too disturbed by the noise and road traffic that come with our success.
Airspace and Operations
The airspace immediately above/around the site is controlled from Manchester Airport. As aircraft pass above or away from this airspace they are controlled from the Prestwick Air Traffic Control Centre in Scotland.
Short term changes to operations and developments across our site
Sometimes we need to improve, upgrade or maintain our site. Here we outline the details and how this may affect aircraft operations and/or road traffic flows around the Airport.
Runway Data Sheet
We have produced a series of Data Sheets and video clips that explain our operations and experience of aircraft operations in previous years.
Each year maintenance works are required to maintain Runway 1, the most used runway, and its adjoining taxiways.
Dual Runway Use
Find out more about changes to Manchester Airport's use of its two runways.
Investigating or reporting a disturbance with WebTrak
If an aircraft made too much noise or flown 'Off Track', we will investigate further.
Community Outreach Events
We hold regular Community Outreach 'surgeries' across the area, giving residents the opportunity to raise queries and ask questions face-to-face with members of our Community Relations Team.
Sound Insulation Grant Scheme
The Sound Insulation Grant Scheme provides financial assistance towards the installation of sound-proof glazing in the areas most affected by aircraft noise.
Home Relocation Assistance Scheme
The Home Relocation Assistance Scheme is intended to benefit local residents who have lived near the Airport for many years and wish to move to an area less affected by aircraft noise.
Measuring our success
On an ongoing basis we independently review our impact in the local communities. We survey three areas around our site.