Before April 2017, aircraft departing from Newcastle Airport were dispersed across a wide area and everybody got some respite from aircraft noise.
After April 2017 Newcastle Airport started using satellite technology to fly departing aircraft down a narrow route. Now, people under and close to the flight path centre line now get no respite. The Airport didn’t tell us it was going to do this or what the effects would be. More...
Newcastle Airport is operating at less than 10% of the levels before the pandemic happened. Which means that noise levels have fallen to a low level.
HOWEVER, the aviation industry is trying everything to get back to where it used to be. Which means that, at some time, the noise could come back again with early morning and evening flights being the worst of all.