Noise and Environment

Land's End Airport


Land’s End Airport handles approximately 15,000 aircraft movements per year. We work hard to minimise disturbance to local residents.

If you are a neighbour or local to Land’s End Airport, please see our Land’s End Airport Neighbours Noticeboard for updates.

Land’s End Airport Neighbours Noticeboard

Our neighbourhood protection policies include: –
  • Noise abatement procedures which we ensure both based and visiting pilots are aware of.
  • We operate a ‘preferential runway’ scheme when conditions allow to minimise disturbance.
  • We have produced a noise abatement map, detailing particular noise sensitive areas.
All complaints are kept electronically. These are analysed and the results used to:
  • Identify overall trends and, where possible, investigate ways of mitigating problems.
  • Inform the senior management team.
  • Keep a database and historical record.

If you wish to make a complaint about operational noise or other disturbance issues, we operate a formal complaints procedure. You may make a complaint by filling in the form below. 

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Land’s End Airport recognises its responsibilities to the environment. To reinforce this, the Airport has implemented a range of policies and best practices which include: 

  • Solar panels on the terminal building which provide a contribution to the national grid.
  • Recycling systems in place for batteries, cardboard, plastic, ink cartridges, tyres, metal and waste oil.
  • Use of eco-cleaning products in the toilets/ café and staff room areas.
  • The terminal and associated Admin/Fire building is built/clad using renewable timber.
  • Installation of several 100m2 of building insulation, room thermostats and LED lighting.
  • A wood burner is used in the main terminal building which is a low-carbon alternative to using fossil fuels.
  • We sustain large grass areas of the airfield to maintain our green footprint. We also preserve a rare species of orchid on the airfield during certain pollinating months.
  • We collect rain water in our emergency water supply which is then used for fire-fighting training and operational purposes.
  • An interceptor is installed to capture fuel and chemical solutions on the apron.
  • Airport Management hold professional qualifications in Environmental Management (to BS8555 – nowBS EN ISO 14005:2019).
  • The main operator, Skybus, uses the best-in-class environmental aircraft.
  • The Airport is constantly looking at ways to use emerging technology – a recent example of this are the Drone trials between Land’s End and St. Mary’s Airport’s.

Skybus Twin Otter Environmental Rating