ICCAN review of airport noise insulation schemes

ICCAN has published a review of airport noise insulation schemes, looking at the current approaches used in the UK and how they mitigate noise.

This is a key issue that the Government suggested we should look at, after being established in 2019. 

As part of this work, ICCAN commissioned the Building Research Establishment (BRE) to conduct a technical review.

Since beginning this work, the aviation landscape has been dramatically altered by the Covid-19 pandemic, so our timescales were revised to take account of this.  

While this is an uncertain time for airports and aviation, and their focus will understandably be on survival and economic sustainability, once the aviation recovery is underway noise will return and insulation schemes will come under the spotlight again.

Below you will find a summary of ICCAN’s review of airport insulation schemes, containing our initial recommendations, along with the BRE’s full technical report

We will now continue to work on more detailed recommendations and standards, consulting with industry and experts in the field.

The Independent Commission on Civil Aviation noise ceased operating on 30 September 2021.

You can read the Government’s statement on ICCAN’s closure and Head Commissioner Rob Light’s letter to the Minister to learn more.

Any further questions about ICCAN’s work or aviation noise should be directed to the Department for Transport.