Heathrow airport has announced a new programme aimed at reducing noise pollution in west London.

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Heathrow airport has announced a new programme aimed at reducing noise pollution in west London.

According to a report published by The Guardian on Thursday, the Fly Quiet scheme will see the airport begin naming the nosiest airlines based on the sound impact of their aircraft utilising the major London gateway.

Among other measures to be introduced in the programme, fines for carriers breaching noise limitations will be substantially increased and whilst approach patterns for the facility’s runways will be made much steeper in order to minimize flight time at low altitudes over Heathrow-area neighbourhoods.

Colin Matthews, chief executive of Heathrow Airport Ltd, said in a statement that the airport is “at the forefront” of major international hubs in terms of tackling noise pollution. He went on to add that despite the fact that traffic has doubled at the airport over the last three decades that fewer people are affected by noise than in previous years.

Fly Quiet will be launched later in the year, according to the report.

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